"Alberto Moreira" <junkmail@moreira.mv.com>

"I reject the notion that standardized tests measure anything real, specially in
the math space"

> ok, here it is. This is your problem. When you say that "statistical

> methodology ... is inherently faulty and unreliable anyway", you give

> yourself away. You don't understand statistics, methodology, nor how it's

> used in almost every thought process you or I ever had. It is faulty ONLY

> when you don't understand the process. The statisticians who built Las

> Vegas understand the statistics and the methodology extremely well.

Man...

Have you read a real statistics book yet ? One that needs real

math before one can read it ?

But first, we're talking about educating one individual here. It

is NOT a repeatable experiment. Therefore, you can't use

statistics. But further, when statistics confront valid

inference, statistics must give way, because if we can infer, we

don't need statistics. So, does Las Vegas work ? Fine, more

power to them. But I'm not going to drive the education of my

students Las Vegas style.