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computer test, computer adaptive testing, computer testing How can state assessments better test deeper learning?
By Stuart R. Kahl, Ph.D. (2017)

There would be a lot less frustration with state tests if educators and the general public recognized what a state’s summative test can and cannot do well. With the recognition that the state test cannot be all things for all stakeholders, it can make its contribution to a district’s balanced assessment system more efficiently. And the district can then rely on other components of the system to do what they do best. To meet appropriate expectations of different assessment types and to assess the deeper learning outlined in college and career readiness standards, I present three models for statewide assessments.

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