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  •  I'm glad to hear that you were a teacher. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm with you completely regarding standardized testing. Even in college, in several of my lower level math courses, the instructor would grade the questions solely based on the final answer. When I graded papers for my jr. high school math students, I always had them show their work. I always gave at least partial credit if they were working the problem properly but failed to reach the correct answer due to some slight arithmetic miscalculation. This is the type of thing that a standardized test will fail to give credit for, but is an important factor in learning to do math.

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