Monday, May 6, 2013

Standardized Tests Suffer From Technical Problems As they Go Online

The Washington Post (5/5, Strauss) reports in its "Answer Sheet" blog, "Add this to the list of problems with high-stakes standardized tests: Technical glitches in several states during the online administration of new exams have been so severe in recent weeks that officials suspended testing in some places, students cried and educators worried about how scores would be affected." And those "problems were not related to a single test administrator but, rather, several - Indiana and Oklahoma have contracts with CTB/McGraw-Hill, Kentucky with ACT Inc., and Minnesota with the American Institutes for Research."

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