NAEP tests move into the 21st century

Updates to the National Assessment of Educational Progress include a writing section that is computer-based and also tests students on their use of functions such as spell check. "This is a very exciting time for us," said Mary Crovo, the executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board. "[Technology] is becoming more the norm than the exception in our nation's schools and certainly the way students communicate in college and the workplace."

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