I remember the routine. Step one is to flip the paper over quickly before your classmates notice. If that doesn’t work the next-best strategy is pretending you don’t care. But the last thing most kids do with that “failing” test is review it line by line, looking for patterns where they went wrong and thinking about how they can improve and build on the 55 percent of the questions they got right.
It’s more likely to end up in the trash bin.