Montana may face tech issues to administer new standardized exam

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

With the introduction of a new computer-based standardized exam this month, technology in each of Montana’s schools — remote schoolhouses and city schools alike — will also be put to the test.

State and school officials have been working for more than a year to prepare for the switch, trying to ensure each school has enough hardware and bandwidth to give the exam and teachers are trained to administer it.

For a diverse, rural state, that’s not as simple as one might think.

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