Common Core will put school technology to the test

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A year from now, students in Yakima Valley public schools will take the latest and newest round of standardized tests, replacing the current model.

Students will not fill in the bubble for A or C, though, or write long answers using pencil and paper. Instead they will take the tests on a computer.

Sounds simple enough. But that simplicity belies the fact that a lot of students will log into several devices all at the same time, within a short window, taking up significant chunks of their district’s bandwidth.

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