Louisiana district facing high costs to meet tech needs

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Louisiana school districts are expected to be ready for state-mandated online testing that begins next year, and an in-house technology assessment shows Rapides has hundreds of thousands of dollars to go.

Students in fifth through eighth grades will begin taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers — better known as PARCC — assessments next school year. In following years, it will spread to third through 11th grades.

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