School Officials Doubtful About Technological Infrastructure For Online Testing


Sean Cavanagh writes at the Education Week (7/1) “Digital Education” blog that a new survey sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association and released at the 2014 conference of the International Society for Technology in Education indicates that roughly 60% of school officials “do not feel their schools have the bandwidth or devices to make them ready for summative, online testing.” Noting some significant methodological deficiencies of the survey, Cavanagh says that nonetheless, the results “seem to speak to school officials’ anxiety about administering computer-based tests aligned with the common-core standards.”