Computerized pilot assessment on track

Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2010

JUNEAU - Alaska school districts can participate in a pilot computerized assessment this spring. The EED Assessment Unit, in coordination with Data Recognition Corporation, will conduct a pilot computerized Standards Based Assessment in the spring for grades 4 and 8.

The purpose is to determine the reliability of technology, capability of teachers, and adaptability of students.

Students and teachers in fourth and eighth grades throughout the state are invited to participate. The testing window is set for the week of April 19. Because this is a pilot and not part of the regular SBA administration, student performance will not be reported.

A WebEx for specific details to participate in the pilot is scheduled for March 22 at 3:30 p.m. Contact your district test coordinator for the call-in procedures and links.

The pilot assessment will cover reading, writing, mathematics and science. The test will include approximately five multiple choice questions for each content area and one additional constructed response item for reading. The pilot assessment will include online tools.

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