Is this common in high schools in the United States? (Description)

Posted by: Foxian

Today I took my first math test here and it was fully multiple choice, so now I'm wondering, is it common for math test in high schools in the United States to be fully multiple choice? The class was AP Calculus BC which is supposed to be college level from what I'm told but the test seemed way too easy.

  • Yes

  • No

31% 4 votes
69% 9 votes
  • At least in Texas, many of the districts use Scranton and major tests will generally be multiple choice. This is also popular in schools with a large number of students in which tests will be graded by machine.

  • Now I;m actually from Canada, but the education system is fairly similar to the US in my province. Usually a quarter of the marks depend on Numerical Response or Long answer.

  • Its not common in math test (or at least not the ones Im familiar with). Plus as a current college student, I can tell you that AP classes in high school are different from actual classes in College.

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PetersSmith says2015-08-31T23:11:40.1672005Z
Math test? No. The only fully multiple choice math tests I had were the final because there's always partial credit.
triangle.128k says2015-08-31T23:13:21.0619992Z
@Foxian American high schools generally are less rigorous than Chinese high schools, which is why americans usually participate in after-school activities to get into a good college.
triangle.128k says2015-08-31T23:14:20.9819833Z
If i'm not mistaking though, american colleges are the opposite. American colleges are probably a lot better and require more effort than Chinese colleges. Probably explains why a bunch of Chinese people come to the US for college.
PericIes says2015-08-31T23:18:52.6882905Z
Yeah, the U.S. has sub-par elementary and high schools but quite good colleges. That's just the benefit of financially anally raping college students.
triangle.128k says2015-08-31T23:21:38.2709361Z
It really depends on the state though. Schools in Georgia are probably a lot simpler compared to Pennsylvania for example.
triangle.128k says2015-08-31T23:22:00.2206989Z
It really depends on the state though. Schools in Georgia are probably a lot simpler compared to Pennsylvania for example.
triangle.128k says2015-08-31T23:22:40.2045241Z
Sorry for the double post, my internet is being idiotic.
PericIes says2015-08-31T23:36:11.6749305Z
It depends more on the school than the state, I think, though.
Heterodox says2015-09-02T22:24:43.7519447Z
Most of my higher math class tests had both multiple choice and written responses. However, there definitely seemed like there was a lot more questions requiring a written response. I was actually in college though, never made it to high school.

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