I'm bad. I don't follow directions, especially when I believe the directions are wrong.
I just finished writing this week's algebra exam. I didn't use multiple choice questions in part I like I am supposed to. I want to see how the problems are being solved. If I can understand their thought process, I can help them find the way to the correct solutions. Just looking at a column of a's b's, c's and d's might make marking easier but it doesn't help the learning process.
I know the regents is largely multiple choice, but regents problems aren't worth 5 points each. The kids need partial credit and they need to see their mistakes and for that, we need more than an answer. I've seen too many kids just guess at the right response. Math should not be a guessing game.