Maryland Students Score Higher on PARCC With Paper and Pencil Than Online

GOOD OLD FASHIONED: Maryland students taking PARCC test with paper and pencil earned higher scores than those who took the tests via computer, Politico reports. The results were especially dramatic in English and eighth grade math. The scores may be slightly skewed, however; the Baltimore Sun reports that state officials said that more high-performing students elected to take the test on paper. There may be several factors tilting the results: an obtuse equation editor on the computerized version, the probability that students' written answers were generally longer, which may have earned them higher scores.

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