Interesting that some had such different outcomes whereas mine and my colleague's combined scores were almost exactly the same as last year with almost the exact same number of students, about 100. However, between furlough days and Administrative decisions we lost 8 days of instruction, so not doing worse is sort of doing better...I'm sure we weren't the only ones to lose days.
Did anyone test differently? I still did not allow any guessing on MC. I explained to the students there was no way to prevent cheating if I did so. I did emphasize repeatedly in the last 2 weeks to make sure to answer all questions and (therefore) to leave no blanks. I realize of course that not everyone uses a MC/FRQ format on exams, so maybe that issue didn't arise...or could the new format somehow have distracted students who (maybe) didn't regularly get to practice on mc?