Tuesday, May 01, 2012

No More Bubble Sheets!

In just three short years, students in North Carolina will take state assessments on computers instead of with  paper and pencil.  Beginning in the school year 2014-15 all EOCs and EOGs will be administered online.  This is an effort to provide 21st century assessments.

The state is already developing these assessments.  Selected students at my school piloted an online version of the test last month.  The test looks VERY different online and we need to start preparing our students now.

If you would like a quick preview of the test, you can go to this link and select a test to preview.  http://go.ncsu.edu/nctdemo

You will need to turn off the pop up blocker in your browser first.  Then click the drop down arrow, choose a test and then click 'Login'.

You can even share these resources with your students and give them some practice with taking the test online.

More Resources
Test Specifications for 2012-13 (ELA, Math, Science) – http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/assessment/online/
Online Assessment Best Practices Guide – http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/assessment/guide/
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium - http://www.smarterbalanced.org/

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