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Calculator use on tests and quizzes

Grade 4
 Grade 8

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

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NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Mathematics Assessment.

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