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No. 2 pencils to give way to computers in testing school students

By Laura Devaney
December 19th, 2012

The era of coloring in ovals with a No. 2 pencil may soon be over, the Las Vegas Sun reports. More and more tests — such as the military aptitude test and the LSAT law school exam — are going online. And soon, the standardized math and reading tests for 19 million students in 25 states, including Nevada, will be administered on a tablet or personal computer. This new computerized assessment will represent one of the largest technological shifts in K-12 education, one that will likely herald the end of the Scantron. But with any technological disruption, there are questions aplenty…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura