Hand scoring, reporting mistakes improves test marks

04/3/2006 | NYTimes.com

Following the incorrect scoring of 5,000 SAT exams in October, testing services are encouraging students who make mistakes like skipping a line or marking too lightly to report problems to their proctors so that they can be taken into account while scoring. Others suggest giving students copies of questions and answers, as well as cutting out noncounting "test" questions that can cause students undue anxiety.

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