Louisiana teachers union says schools lack technology skills for Common Core test

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Louisiana teachers union says most teachers that took an online survey don't feel state schools are prepared to administer a Common Core test electronically. Their buildings don't have the necessary technology or their students lack the computer skills.

The Louisiana Federation of Teachers surveyed 1,011 educators statewide online and found that 87 percent of them said their schools did not have the technological resources to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test -- known as the PARCC -- online. The union said the survey was not scientific, but did reflect a widespread worry about whether the standardized test could be administered properly.

"That the majority of teachers responded with concern is a red flag," said Steve Monaghan, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

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