Obstacles slow states' implementation of computer-based tests

Computer-based state tests are still rare in most schools due in part to security concerns and the sheer number of students who must take the exams, testing experts say. "A lot of people get excited, and there are a lot of possibilities," said Michael Griffith, senior financial analyst for the Education Commission of the States, "but there are a lot of costs involved and logistical problems that we're finding."

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