NCEO Synthesis Reports: Computer-Based Testing: Practices and Considerations (#78)

Description

A report exploring the context of computer-based testing (CBT), current state computer-based tests, and considerations for students with disabilities, in part as follow-up to a similar exploration that occurred in the early 2000s when just a few states were beginning to develop and implement CBT for their state assessments. CBT has emerged as one of the recent "innovative" approaches to assessments most pursued by states. CBT is lauded as the answer to having cheaper and speedier test delivery for state and district-wide assessments. It is also seen by some as an avenue toward greater accessibility for students with disabilities. Nine considerations for states and districts are presented.

Details

Date
September 2010 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 78
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Accessibility & Accommodations
      • Policy
        • Students with Disabilities
          • Technology-based Assessments
            • Universal Design
            • Specific life stage
              • Adolescents and young adults
                • Children