Nebraska Agency Wants Online Tests For Students

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Costs concerns have been raised about a proposal that all Nebraska schools give students statewide tests online beginning next year.

State school board member John Sieler, of Omaha, says the requirement proposed by the Nebraska Education Department could be a burden for some districts.

Schools have been able to choose whether to administer the tests
online or the old-fashioned way: pencil or pencil applied to paper.

Pat Roschewski is assessment director for the department. She
says about 80 percent of the state's students took the reading test online last year, but less than 60 percent went online for the math test.

Roschewski says that cost the state $56,000 to buy more math
test booklets.

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