Euhler and Euclid would be proud! Steve Bailey captured the victory in the inaugural BiMathlon race. Bailey combined the fastest ski time with the best test performance. He barely beat honor students, Stan Hatch and Tom Moffett. Many other skiers were befuddled by the test, and then, frustrated by the educational system not meeting their needs, acted out inappropriately during class.
The race featured the now infamous “test” that has been draped in controversy. Many have claimed that the test was biased against non-scandinavian white minorities. “How could I compete? There was not one question that had to do with NASCAR!,” said a test-anxiety ridden Charlie Mitchell. “My 504 plan said I could use a calculator, but you did not provide me with one that worked at the sub-freezing temperature in the race, or with a solar panel that worked in the dark confines of the leanto, you did not meet my educational needs!!!,” said an academically frustrated Chris Rose. “There’s a test today?” said a bewildered Jim Kobak. New York State acknowledged that there was a mistake on the answer key, which caused the state to throw out one question and re-work the assessment grid. In an effort to keep skier self-esteem high, the board of Regents has decided to avoid publishing skier times, instead, identifying skiers as meeting certain levels of competence on a four point rubric scale.
PERU NORDIC BIMATHLON:
* did not meet minimum competency standard. must recieve AISki services…
Luckily, the Peru Nordic Masters did successfully meet their school report card AYP goals and are now off the SAINI list. Unfortunately this forfeits the State aid grant that they had been recieving and will now be forced to cut programs and services.
With the win, Steve Bailey moved into second spot on the weekly VHCS ranking list. Despite his sub-par performance on the state assessment, Chris Rose remains the overall leader:
|VHCS standings||races||VHCS Computer ranking|
The VHCS continues next week with YahtzSKI! stay tuned…