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The Possibilities in Using Technology to Enhance Test Accountability
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, , Texas A&M University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Though debates over the effects of high-stakes testing are heated, states are mandated to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Instead of investigating from the point of paper-and-pencil tests, this paper reviews literature about issues pertaining to using computer-based testing to improve assessment practices related to accountability. Specifically, this paper probes into the advantages and difficulties in administering electronic assessments for the purposes of accountability. The findings demonstrate that besides apparent advantages in data management, scoring, and instant feedback, computer-based testing has the possibility to promote more authentic assessment, provide customized test and customized instruction, and integrate instruction into testing. Difficulties in implementing computer-based testing, however, include cost, issues of computer literacy, and security problems.

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Wu, J.Y. & Lee, Y.h. (2006). The Possibilities in Using Technology to Enhance Test Accountability. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 311-316). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .

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