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June 10, 2016

Tablets Pose Challenges for Online Test Takers, Studies Finding

Researchers are finding signs of "device effects" for online tests administered in some grades and subjects, and for certain types of assessment items.

April 05, 2016

Internet Trouble Delays Kansas Testing, Causes Alaska to Scrap Assessments

Loss of Web connectivity at a Kansas-based assessment provider caused testing disruptions across the country and prompted Alaska to cancel state testing this academic year.

February 09, 2016

Rhode Island PARCC Scores Lower on Computer-Based Exams

A state-by-state breakdown shows that Colorado, Rhode Island and Illinois found some evidence that students' familiarity with technology impacted scores on 2014-15 PARCC exams. An analysis in Maryland is pending.

February 04, 2016

Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies

New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.

January 20, 2016

ACT Creates Low-Cost Online Test-Prep Resource

The makers of the standardized college entrance exam have partnered with ed-tech company BenchPrep to create an online preparation resource.

November 17, 2015

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.

November 09, 2015

Online Testing Now More Common Than Paper and Pencil, Study Finds

For the first time, most elementary and middle-school students this year will take state-required tests online.

September 29, 2015

L.A. Mulls Proposed Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Troubled Tech Project

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology.

September 21, 2015

Parents at Ease With Use of Student Data, But Not for Commercial Purposes

Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.

September 17, 2015

More Technology Doesn't Mean More Learning, International Study Finds

Access to computers in classrooms is at an all-time high worldwide, but too much technology translates into poorer learning outcomes, researchers find.

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