How did young students perform with a computer-based writing assessment pilot?

writing-pilotA new pilot study reveals that fourth grade students are well-equipped to successfully take computer-based writing assessments.

The National Center for Education Statistics conducted the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 4 Writing Computer-Based Assessment (WCBA) study to determine if fourth-grade students were in fact able to effectively use computers to complete a writing assessment.

"We found that fourth-graders were able to organize and convey their thoughts well enough to be assessed against the NAEP rubric," said Cornelia Orr, executive...

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