The Dallas Morning News reports that Texas is preparing for its first big step into online testing. School districts now have the option of administering next spring's state TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) test by computer. Susan Barnes, associate commissioner for standards and programs at the Texas Education Agency says: "Students have become more and more accustomed to a computer environment ... That has become the mode of how they interact." However, some worry that this move could underscore the differences between school districts. Some have more money, and thus, better computer equipment, which...

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