School districts across the state will have an expanded opportunity to voluntarily use computer-based testing (CBT) to administer grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Math tests in 2017. This is the first time schools will have this option and follows the successful pilot of computer-based field testing last spring.
In 2017, schools have the option to administer Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics tests on paper or computer. To provide schools with the maximum flexibility, for this year's operational administration schools can select computer- or paper-based testing by grade and subject area. Additionally, at the request of school administrators, the test-administration window for the operational CBT has been extended to six days to provide extra time for districts with a limited number of devices to be able to test multiple grade levels on computer.
To learn more about the transition and on training to ensure educators and administrators are fully prepared to administer and score the computer-based tests, please see our news release.
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