Instructors use iPod Touch devices to assess student reading

Teachers at an Oregon elementary school are using iPod Touch devices to administer reading assessments to their students. Using the devices, paid for by federal stimulus money, students read aloud and teachers follow along, using an iPod Touch to identify reading mistakes. What teachers mark on the device is transmitted to district computers. The assessment is more in-depth and diagnostic than previous tests, educators said.

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