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5/16/2019 WGU Student Portal | Coaching Report 1/18 PRE-ASSESSMENT: CRITICAL THINKING AND LOGIC (LMC1) PLMC Attempt #1 Status: Passed 1. Which question describes a problem for which experts generally agree there is a single best solution? YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER What is the best strategy to win a chess match? What is the best way to maintain a comfortable temperature in a building? What is the easiest way to stimulate economic growth? What is the shortest route from New York to California by automobile? 2. A group of students is working on a research project based on the topic of ethical animal care. They have decided that the first step is to clarify the problem they want to address. Which of the following is a question of judgment that clarifies the problem? YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER What is the best way to address the high number of unwanted pets? How profitable is the pet care industry? What percentage of households own pets? What breed of animal is most commonly abandoned? 3. A large urban school district spends more per pupil than any other district in the state; yet this district’s graduation rate is the lowest.
5/16/2019 WGU Student Portal | Coaching Report 2/18 Sharply declining state revenues have forced political leaders to consider cuts across the entire state budget. Even so, Senator A argues that funding for the urban school district should not be cut because more funding is needed to counter problems particular to an urban setting. Senator B, meanwhile, argues that funding should be cut because the urban district is not improving its graduation rate. Senator B’s position is based on an incomplete survey conducted by personal staff members, which indicates that cutting funding will make the district focus on basic academics. This has also been the result after decreasing funding for public education in suburban areas in other states. For the last 12 years, an organization representing parents and teachers in the urban district has argued for an increase in funds to support programs that encourage students to stay in school and graduate. A public university conducted a study of the urban school district and recommended that funding be increased to meet the needs of the urban district. This year, funding for the public schools will be competing with road funding, a priority for the business sector in the state. A private management business has offered to take over the urban school district at a lower cost to guarantee a higher graduation rate. Last year a private school in the same city produced three National Merit Scholar finalists. Note: Graduation rates do not include students who leave the district without graduating, but who graduate from another district. Dropout rates in this district are compiled for the twelfth-grade year only.

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