The Los Banos (Calif.) Unified School District is about half way to having the technology needed for computer adaptive testing, which will be mandatory in California in the 2014-15 school year.
"We started in June and at this point we're done or currently under way with the projects," Superintendent Steve Tietjen said.
The district received a $273,000 grant to upgrade the infrastructure at Lorena Falasco and Miano Elementary schools. Those schools, along with Westside Union, R.M. Miano, Henry Miller and Lorena Falasco Elementary schools, will have the wireless capacity to allow hundreds of students to take computer adaptive tests simultaneously.