Robot in exam question on 1917 revolution
Posted: 19 November 2012 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Story here. I have to wonder how some of the students answered the question.

VCE authorities apologise for phantom robot

THE VCE exam body has apologised and promised no students will be disadvantaged after a doctored image depicting a giant robot assisting socialist revolutionaries in 1917 was accidentally used in a history exam.

It is the second year in a row the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has been forced to apologise following debacles in the end-of-year exams.

New guidelines governing the use of internet-sourced material in exams will also be issued after an altered version of the artwork Storming the Winter Palace by Nikolai Kochergin appeared in the VCE History: Revolutions exam.

The exam, which was sat by almost 6000 students, featured a doctored version of the artwork, in which a large robot - rather like BattleTech Marauder - appeared in the background of the artwork depicting events during the Russian Revolution.

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Posted: 23 November 2012 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Apparently proofreading and fact checking has gone out the window for those who make up the exams.

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