As Tennessee prepares to implement new online assessments in the 2014-15 school year, questions remain about how to pay for the thousands of new desktops, laptops or tablets needed to make the transition. The state already has committed to adopting the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career online tests under its Race to the Top application and its waiver from portions of No Child Left Behind. While districts are seeking help from the state, lawmakers have not given an indication of whether they will offer assistance.

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