Posted by Word Camel on April 28, 2003
In Reply to: Depth/independence posted by Purple on April 28, 2003
: Hi, could anybody help me with the bracketed sentence? I am not quite sure what it means?
: Concerns about objectivity's objectivity are no justification for thinking that the SAT is on a par with a random teacher's assessment of a random student's achievement level; (depth does not in general offset independence, and quoting examples where it does is irrelevant to the general claim)
: Thanks a lot.
I'm guessing that it means that the depth of a student's knowledge does not make up for the lack of independent thinking and that quoting examples where it does is irrelevant. It is impossible to be sure without seeing more of the argument the writer is making, however.