What could possibly go wrong with computer testing? EdWeek reports that Kansas has suspended statewide online testing due to denial of service attacks.
EdWeek also reports on problems with field testing at one Maryland high school, where problems included poorly written instructions, software problems, and tangled headphones.
Online exams and cheating: EdWeek reports on how some tech (cellphones!) make it easier to cheat while other tech makes cheating more difficult (“adaptive tests, secure browsers, and plagiarism-detecting software”).
Have comments or complaints about new Common Core tests, including PARCC and Smarter Balanced? There is a new website trying to generate a national conversation at teachingtalk.org.