Unfamiliarity with technology contributed to lower scores for online test-takers in 2015, but the effects diminished over time, researchers found.
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June 10, 2016
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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
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
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January 20, 2016
The makers of the standardized college entrance exam have partnered with ed-tech company BenchPrep to create an online preparation resource.
November 17, 2015
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
For the first time, most elementary and middle-school students this year will take state-required tests online.
September 29, 2015
Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology.