Kansas is requiring its students to take math, reading, and writing tests on a computer this year, reports the Wichita Eagle. Having all schools use the computerized version of the test saves the state money in printing costs—about $350,000 a year—but the switch is mostly for expediency, said David Bowman of the Kansas Department of Education. With paper tests and the mailing and scanning required to process them, schools didn't see scores until the beginning of the next school year. Now, Bowman said, they can expect official results in May. "That's the big advantage," he said. "Teachers can start planning...
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