On Monday, Damith Bandara, an elementary school teacher in Wells, UK, posted a picture of a student's answer to a question on an standardized test. The answer was not only correct, but also quite apt.
When asked to use the word point as a verb, the child wrote, "I point at the car." When asked to use the same word as a noun, the kid wrote, "I don't see the point in SATs." (For the record, these SATs are Standard Assessment Tests, which are different than the SATs used in the U.S. for college admittance. This kid is much younger than American students taking SATs, but they're still standardized tests.) Touché, grasshopper!
Now that Sats are over. One of my children wrote this on the grammar paper. The question was to write the word 'point' as verb and noun. The answer you see is for the latter! An intelligent response I thought
The tests' usefulness may be up for debate, but clearly they're a good way to identify which students are smartasses.