[caption id="attachment_45673" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Spell check will be activated for use as an allowable resource for the 2010-11 Oregon Statewide Writing Assessment."]Spell check will be activated for use as an allowable resource for the 2010-11 Oregon Statewide Writing Assessment.[/caption]

A decision by the Oregon Department of Education to let students use a computer spell-check feature when taking an online version of the state’s writing exam this year has raised some concerns among stakeholders, prompting a larger discussion about what skills students should be tested on in the digital age.

State officials say the move...

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