Students May Be Challenged By Common Core Tests’ Technological Demands

The Hechinger Report (9/30, Carr, Dreilinger) reports that Common Core-aligned assessments from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will require students to use computers, noting that this will “place new technology demands on schools,” but also “makes demands on students as well.” The piece notes that elementary school students will be required to type “at least two pages,” and notes that “asking students as young as eight and nine to type several paragraphs on a standardized test presents entirely new challenges.”