An Idaho district has become one of the first in the nation to adopt a computerized testing system that allows for "adaptive testing" and actually measures academic growth from year to year.

Using a test created by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), Meridian School District is attempting to collect useful and timely information about students' growth in specific subjects.

NWEA recently extended the power of paper-and-pencil achievement tests to the modern computing...

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