quarta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2013

Old Computers Makes the Number in Monroe's Schools Misleading - Monroe, CT Patch

Old Computers Makes the Number in Monroe's Schools Misleading - Monroe, CT Patch:



... Technology has played an important role in Connecticut schools for decades now, and up-to-date computer system infrastructures will be a necessity for the state's school districts beginning in 2014-2015, when state-wide testing of the Common Core State Curriculum is fully implemented.
While CMT and CAPT tests worked with old-fashioned pencil and paper, the 2014-2015 common core tests will use computer adaptive testing almost exclusively to more accurately assess how well students understand the material, according to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium website. As students take the tests, the exams will adjust the difficulty level depending on how well students are answering the questions.
"The State Department of Education is currently undertaking a modeling exercise to analyze districts' technology capacity and needs related to the Smarter Balanced assessments, including what the ratio of students to computers should be," said Kelly Donnelly, director of Communications and Community Partnerships....

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