A test-grading Get Out of Jail Free card for teachers. Students fill in the little ovals on multiple-choices tests. A scanning machine measures the amount of light passing through a sheet, and voila the test is marked. Once cheap Scantrons made their way into classrooms, automated testing became a school room standard. The tests also gave the No.2 pencil a place in history.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.
Donate now to get almost any thank-you gift.