Computer Exam SNAFUs Widespread

Status: 
Current Issue
Subject: 
K-12 Testing

More than two-thirds of all states have experienced problems with new online standardized tests over the past four years. Fourteen have had to cancel scores or ignore their results. That includes three - Alaska, Georgia and Tennessee - already this year.  These fiascos demonstrate what happens when testing policy is driven by politicians and corporate lobbyists, not educators, parents, and assessment experts. Check out the state-by-state overview at http://fairtest.org/computerized-school-exam-problems-twothirds-states. For a detailed chronology, see http://fairtest.org/computerized-testing-problems-chronology.