Adaptive Testing Evolves to Assess Common-Core Skills
When Delaware switched to computer-adaptive testing for its state assessments three years ago, officials found the results were available more quickly, the amount of time students spent taking tests decreased, and the tests provided more reliable information about what students knew--especially those at the very low and high ends of the spectrum. As many states move to put in place online testing tied to the Common Core State Standards in 2014-15, at least 20 states have indicated they plan to use new computer-adaptive versions of the tests, and they're looking at states like Delaware to learn some lessons.
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