Most schools lacking tech muscle

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

As the state explores shifting its standardized testing system into cyberspace, about two-thirds of Massachusetts schools face a major technological challenge: They lack enough computers, other equipment, or broadband capacity to test large numbers of students online simultaneously, according to a statewide survey.

The survey of nearly 1,700 schools did not include a potential price tag for the technological investments, which are covered by local schools. Nor did it provide any information on the number of additional devices schools might need.

But school officials say the investments could be significant and are asking the state for financial assistance.

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