SIMARD Test Can Be Unintentionally Unfair
I'm wondering why the SIMARD test asks people to name 30 items found in a supermarket.
I know you think everyone shops in a supermarket, but I can tell you that certain ethnic European men who immigrated to this country of the age 80 and over have rarely shopped in a supermarket. It is their wives who do it.
So I think this is rather unfair to them.
Could the test be altered somehow to give the client the option of selecting a supermarket or say - a tool shop or hardware store? I know several men in my community who failed this part of the test because they couldn't do it, but could list off 30 tools and hardware supplies with no problem.