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Wiki seeks educator views about online testing

Pearson’s Assessment & Information group has launched an open, online Wiki intended to engage and encourage input from professionals and organizations who are addressing the challenge of moving from paper-and-pencil to online assessments.
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Pearson’s Assessment & Information group has launched www.PearsonAssessments.com/NextGenRoadmap, an open, online Wiki intended to engage and encourage input from professionals and organizations who are addressing the challenge of moving from paper-and-pencil to online assessments.

The site, www.PearsonAssessments.com/NextGenRoadmap, offers links to helpful resources and is currently populated with five recommended steps for a successful transition, as well as a case study of Pearson’s work with Virginia, which began shifting to online assessments in 2001, and is now testing over 95% of high school students online.

All stakeholders are encouraged to contribute—whether it be by adding, changing or deleting content—including state and district level staff involved in transitions and independent organizations who share a commitment to helping states.

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Wiki seeks educator views about online testing

Pearson’s Assessment & Information group has launched an open, online Wiki intended to engage and encourage input from professionals and organizations who are addressing the challenge of moving from paper-and-pencil to online assessments.

Roadmap to online assessments released

Many individual state policies are driving the move from paper-and-pencil to online assessments, and both Race to the Top assessment consortia, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), aim to move online in 2014.

Roadmap to 2014 assessment changes released

Many individual state policies are driving the move from paper-and-pencil to online assessments, and both Race to the Top assessment consortia, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), aim to move online in 2014.

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The Argument for Online Testing

Excerpted from a recently released whitepaper from Pearson entitled “Considerations for Next- Generation Assessments: A Roadmap to 2014.”