Sprout
And I suspect that some states and/or districts
Thu Nov 8, 2018 9:14am
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did them in different ways.

Lots of possibilities exist:
1. A school sends the answer sheets to a central facility for all processing.
2. A school does its own initial scoring before sending the answer sheets to a central facility for official processing.
3. A school does the scoring and sends an official scoring report to the state.

We took on New York STATE exams. We never took any Iowa exams.

No doubt exams are weighted and scores are evaluated and compared nationally. But that does NOT mean that every student in the nation takes the same test. Not a national test.

And your example of a commercial company OFFERING such tests is not a sample of a national test system.

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