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Calif.'s Computerized Exam Is Plagued by Glitches
The trial rollout of California's new standardized exams, administered for the first time on computers, has been plagued by technical glitches, according to a newspaper investigation.
Students taking the tests this spring experienced slow connections, frozen screens, and mysterious log-offs—and in some cases, their work disappeared completely, says The Los Angeles Times. Because it was a trial run, the results will not be used to evaluate students, teachers, or schools.
Students complained that the tests were harder—both in terms of content and in the use of computers. And for the first time, the questions have different formats, such as questions that have more than one correct answer and performance tasks.
Vol. 33, Issue 32, Page 5
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