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ERIC Number: EJ819165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-19
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
States Slow to Embrace Online Testing
Ash, Katie
Education Week, v28 n13 p21 Nov 2008
Although most assessment experts agree that in the future, state tests will routinely be administered by computer, progress toward that goal has been slow, expensive, and fraught with logistical challenges. Stuart R. Kahl, the president and chief executive officer of Measured Progress, a Dover, N.H.-based nonprofit organization that provides assessments to school districts, said that using computers for statewide assessments is much more difficult. He added that heightened security concerns and the increased number of students who need to take the test make computer-delivered statewide assessments harder to carry out. Still, the advantages of computer-based assessments--quicker feedback, better-organized data, and a much less labor-intensive administration than with paper-and-pencil tests--are encouraging states to find solutions to those obstacles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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