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On the 5th grade SBAC practice test the answer to a problem multiplying mixed numbers was 210/12. There were no directions on whether or not the answer should be written as a mixed number or simplified. Will a student receive full credit by leaving the answer as 210/12?

Sep 2, 2013 11:42am

  • Math
  • 3-5
  • Common Core

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    • Sep 2, 2013 12:13pm

      Yes. Because there are no directions as to how the answer should appear it is fair to give full credit to the student

      • Sep 16, 2013 6:22pm

        Thanks for your question. Scoring guides for Practice Test items are available here:
        http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/resources/.

        Automatically scored items accept equivalent forms of expressions, equations, and numeric values.

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