Ed-Tech Policy Report Roundup

Online Testing

By Benjamin Herold — March 24, 2015 1 min read

Fewer than 30 percent of K-12 school technology leaders believe their district is ready for online assessments, according to an annual survey by the Consortium for School Networking.

Also high on the list of concerns expressed by ed-tech officials: improving wireless access and creating better mobile-learning opportunities in the classroom.

The findings come from the Washington-based COSN’s third annual survey of K-12 officials who report being the highest-ranking ed-tech leader in their district.

The results were released last week at the organization’s annual conference in Atlanta.

Among other survey findings:

• Fifty-seven percent of respondents said data-privacy concerns are more important now than last year.

• Eighty-four percent expect instructional materials in their districts to be at least 50 percent digital within the next three years; and,

• Nearly 3 of 5 respondents reported no change in their district’s technology budget. Thirty percent reported an increase, while 10 percent reported a decrease.

A version of this article appeared in the March 25, 2015 edition of Education Week as Online Testing

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