Schools are scrambling to ensure their facilities are equipped for impending online testing

online-testingMinnesota's $38 million contract with Pearson for online proficiency testing is just a few months old, but it already has technology staff in many schools scrambling to ensure their systems are compatible.

During recent practice testing, school officials across the state found the online portal that Pearson uses to administer tests to be outdated. Many were shocked when Pearson suggested schools run computers online in what they consider an "unsecure" mode.

State education leaders say they are working with Pearson to...

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