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 Calculator use on tests and quizzes

On approximately one-third of the assessment exercises, a four function calculator was provided for students at grade 4. As part of the 2007 mathematics assessment, fourth-graders were asked about the frequency with which they use calculators while taking tests or quizzes. The full text of the question and the percentage of students who responded within each category are shown below.

When you take a math test or quiz, how often do you use a calculator?

A. Never
B. Sometimes
C. Always

Percentage of students Jurisdiction Never 59 39 2 61 37 2 68 29 3 72 26 2 66 33 1 19 79 3 30 67 4 68 30 3 60 37 4 73 26 1 69 28 3 68 30 2 70 29 2

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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Trial Urban District Mathematics Assessment.

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