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In the office of the Mathematics Teaching and Research Group of Shangming Middle School, the mathematics teacher and the dean are both looking stupefied looking at the test paper in front of them. This was Su Xi’s test paper, the one she did at her special entrance examination. Looking at the 95-point test paper in front of him, the dean looked strange.
——Although, the principal informed all the teachers in advance that they should make Su Xi’s test scores as high as possible, but the principal didn’t told them what to do when her score ‘Surpassed’ their estimation.
The dean looked at the mathematics teacher: “Mr. Yang, you are more experienced in mathematics scoring. I didn’t yet read the content of the test paper, so you can tell me the truth. What is the real test score of Su Xi? If we arrange her to enter our school. Can she keep up with the first and second years?”
The math teacher seemed to smile and shook his head: “Dean, the principal already said before that we should only give her a minimum passing scores if she did badly. Of course I know what am I doing, so I can’t just give this student a 95 if she did bad, right?” After a pause, the math teacher said again: “The score on this test paper is really the student’s real test score.”
The dean of teaching: “Really?!”
“It is true”, the math teacher took out the reference answer: “Look, dean, this is the standard answer I prepared when I wrote the test paper. You can compare it to the student’s answer again.”
“They are all the same?” The dean glanced at the math teacher, then looked at the reference answer and then Su Xi test paper: “It’s all the same. On Su Xi’s test paper, except for the last big question and the second small question, the other answers are completely correct.”
This is also what puzzles the mathematics teacher the most: The previous multiple-choice question does not require steps to solve the problem. He can’t see much, but for the big questions behind, Su Xi’s problem-solving ideas and steps are completely different from the teaching methods in conventional teaching. There were even a few questions where Su Xi only wrote a few lines of steps. He is a teacher. Seeing this clearly, Su Xi directly derives the answer. No matter how you look at the problem-solving process in the middle, it seems like she can calculate in her mind for such difficult problems.
Su Xi’s answer are all right.
He had brought so many students with him, but he only encountered this situation for the first time: If it hadn’t been for the fact that he had stayed up late and worked overtime last night just sorted this test paper out word by word. He didn’t even show it to others, much less to a lass he just seen.
Did Su Xi know the test questions in advance and memorized the answers in advance?
The math teacher’s explanation reminded the dean of the situation among the language group.
Su Xi’s language test is also very good, 80 points. And the original words of the Chinese scoring teacher are: This student has a very solid basic knowledge in Chinese, especially the ancient poetry and classical Chinese. It just lack some contemporary and modern writing, but it does not affect her over-all performance on the subject. As long as the basic knowledge is good it can be remedied, after attending the class, she can take a look at the previous text, memorize it, and do a few sets of exercises. There is no problem at all at her language proficiency.
The dean of teaching took Su Xi’s two test papers in his hand and looked at it, and finally nodded: “In this case, I will report the situation directly to the principal.”
Seeing the dean was about to leave, the math teacher called the other party again: ” Director.”
“Mr. Yang, do you have anything to add?”
“This Su Xi hasn’t been put into a class yet, my advisory class has not yet fulfilled the maximum students that a class can hold, perhaps we can consider putting her into my class.” The math teacher said with a smile.
If it is luck to get a question right, what about if she got all the answer correct? This is strength. Although none of the problem-solving steps on the Su Xi test paper coincide with the norms, it is also a skill to find the correct answers. Maybe this student is still a good seed.
In the afternoon, between three or four o’clock, Uncle Fu received a call from the Shang Ming Middle School’s Principal Chen himself.
On the phone call, Principal Chen talked about Su Xi’s test scores, and he didn’t forget to emphasize: “Mr. Zhou, don’t worry, our teacher marked her test papers according to the normal scoring standards. This score is absolutely true and there is no tampering at all. So the school suggests to arrange Su Xi to directly enter the second grade of junior high school. Of course, Mr. Zhou does not have to worry about the placement problem, we will make the best arrangement…” (Uncle Fu’s Surname is Zhou)
“Then we will arrange as what Principal Chen suggest.” After hanging up the phone, Uncle Fu still hadn’t reacted, and his face was full of surprises: their young miss Xiao Xi test actually scored 95 and 80?! This is a really high score! And there was no tampering!
When the call happened, Su Xi was also nearby.
Uncle Fu told her about the amazing results, and couldn’t help asking: “Xiao Xi, have you followed someone before or did you self-study some knowledge textbook?”
“This are all Master’s teachings.” Su Xi said truthfully.
Before, Su Xi had already talked about her master with Uncle Fu, at first Uncle Fu thought that Su Xi’s “Master” was probably a tramp, or a small head of a beggar group, so he didn’t care. Now it seems that the Master of Xiao Xi might be actually an educated tramp.
“Can I go to school?” Su Xi had expectation in his eyes.
“Of course,” Fubo said proudly: “And Xiao Xi can already go to the second grade key class.”
If the young master knows that Xiao Xi has scored so many points in the exam, he must become as happy as I am, maybe he might feel more excited than me. This should surprise him much.