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Computer-Based Testing in Schools

Course #: 02-278

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 09/25/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

Course Description

Computer-based testing (CBT) has become widespread in recent years as it has emerged as an innovative approach for schools to deliver state and district-wide assessments. Many experts consider CBT to be the answer for cheaper and speedier test delivery as well as an avenue toward greater accessibility for students with disabilities. This intermediate level continuing education course outlines the National Center on Educational Outcomes findings from the synthesis report, Computer-Based Testing: Practices and Considerations.  The context of CBT, current state computer-based tests, and considerations for various students are presented, along with advantages and challenges of computer-based tests.

 Course Objectives

1. Discuss contextual issues that impact CBT including computer and internet accessibility, universal design of assessments, and promotion of CBT at the federal level.

2. Describe the current use of computer-based testing in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the United States.

3. Identify relevant issues for states and districts to consider as they implement CBT, so that they may ensure that it is appropriate for all students, including those with disabilities.

4. Evaluate the economic, system, administration/design, and accessibility advantages and challenges of CBT.

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