Educational Technology

July 29, 2010

Online testing of students: Will Florida be ready?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel

Central Florida school administrators are fearing technology snarls and scheduling nightmares when thousands of high-school students start taking standardized math exams on computers next school year. Florida’s first big move away from pencil-and-bubble-sheet tests is what’s producing all the anxiety. Many local high schools do not have enough computers, sufficient network access or even the right rooms to securely test hundreds of students online, educators say. In another tight budget year, finding money for needed upgrades — they could cost $750,000 in Seminole County alone — isn’t easy.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/education/os-computer-testing-worries-07-06-10-20100713,0,5593264.story

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