Educational Technology

June 20, 2010

Students’ writing scores lower on computer tests

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by the Bend Bulletin

Bend-La Pine principals and district officials have puzzled over recent preliminary writing test scores showing students who took the online version of a state writing test scoring lower than students who completed a paper version. Some administrators have suggested various culprits, from a lack of spell-check on the test’s word processing program to students writing fewer drafts before turning in the test. But the preliminary test scores raise an issue about teaching writing, spelling and grammar in an age when students spend so much time on a computer.

http://www.mycentraloregon.com/news/state/ap/1217613/Students-writing-scores-lower-on-computer-tests.html

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