Will online testing prompt schools to focus more on technology?

12/6/2012 | Scholastic Administrator magazine

Students who took national writing exams using computers reportedly fared better than those who wrote their answers by hand -- findings that some say could lead more schools to focus on digital literacy or implement one-to-one technology initiatives. Sue Gendron, of Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, says schools should respond by adopting more classroom technology to ensure all students have equal access to its benefits, both on the testing side and later in the job market.

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