New York schools moving toward testing by computer
from Democrat & Chronicle
The age-old requirement of No. 2 pencils for school tests may soon be a thing of the past. When New York students sit for state-mandated "field tests" next spring, some schools will eschew the traditional pencil-and-paper exams that have been offered for decades and opt for tests offered on desktop computers, laptops or tablets instead. The field exams — which don't count for anything but are used to try out questions for future state-mandated tests — will serve as an experiment of sorts as the state begins a long-awaited shift toward computer-based testing.
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