You are so certain of that?
Wed Nov 7, 2018 8:02am

So, how did we get grades back that day?

Hint: Our schools had the machines to read the tests at the school.

Registered results NATIONALLY? Where do you get these fantasies? There was no such thing as NATIONAL standardized tests back then. The highest level tests were STATE level.

The ONLY test that students took that went beyond that was the SAT or ACT and that was done at testing centers and not at school.

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    • You are so certain of that? — Sprout, Wed Nov 7 8:02am
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            • I agree....Sprout, Fri Nov 9 8:17am
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