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Thursday, April 03, 2003 Scantron offers ?free? online assessments for schools - Corey Murray, eSchool News
To help educators meet the rigorous demands of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Scantron Corp. is offering $2.5 million worth of free, computer-based assessments to schools nationwide. The catch: schools taking advantage of the offer can expect to pay a one-time training fee of up to $2,000. The initiative, announced March 25, will provide schools with 250,000 standards-based assessments using Scantrons Performance Series, a computer-adaptive online assessment program tailored to each test takers individual ability and grade level.
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Schools turning more to computers for standardized testing - Associated Press
When the school testing season picks up steam next month, something will be missing in many classrooms - the No. 2 pencil. Instead, an estimated 60,000 test-takers - that's almost one in three - will grab a computer mouse, gaze at a computer screen and click their way through the test. They face the same number of questions, drawn from the same list, as students taking their tests on paper. But a student can take the computerized tests anytime from October to May, not just during this year's March 17 to April 18 testing window for paper tests.