With computer-based assessment comes the possibility of radically improving both how assessments are implemented and the quality of the information they can deliver. But as many states consider whether to embrace the new technologies — and as some already have — serious concerns remain about the fairness of the new systems and the readiness of states (and their districts and schools) to support them. This brief first describes the potential advantages of a fully implemented computer-based assessment system. It ends more cautiously, laying out a series of issues that states must address before that potential can be realized.
Audience: Policymakers, Administrators
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