While most large-scale assessments are moving toward online delivery, many still integrate a traditional pencil-and-paper element. In today’s digital world, paper may seem comparatively low tech, but there are high-tech tools available to help manage all that paper. Here are five ways to help your paper assessment systems run more efficiently by using an online test-management platform.

1. Use a pre-identification (Pre-ID) system. Pre-ID systems improve the accuracy of student data collected during testing and make distributing test materials more efficient. Use student data from the district’s student information system to prepare a Pre-ID data file and supply it to your...

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  • About the Author:

    For the last 22 years, Caroline Fahmy has served as president and CEO of Educational Data Systems, responsible for the success, growth, and development of the company. For 11 years prior to that, she was vice president, responsible for the company’s finance and accounting departments and directing the statewide assessment division. She has managed many large-scale assessment and research projects, including multiple statewide assessments in Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, and California, and the research and development of new software products and services.