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Document Number: 3234

Computer-Based Assessment: Can it Deliver on its Promise? - Computers are central to today’s society and states must plan now for the possibility of a computer-based assessment system, according to this report. While computer-based assessments offer increased content coverage, decreased timelines and the assurance that all students will benefit, issues such as access and equivalence must be addressed. The report discusses these issues as well as possible problems that involve backup procedures, system compatibility, teacher training, security, resource issues and differences in student access to technology. (S. Rabinowitz & T. Brandt, WestEd, 2001)...

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