Recommendations for Addressing the Impact of Test Administration Interruptions and Irregularities

Publication Date: 2015-11-04


In recent years, several states have experienced technology failures with their computer-based summative tests that have led to administration interruptions. This paper provides a review of the literature and a guide to structure investigations of these interruptions. The authors provide a framework for examining how the interruptions may have impacted student performance and address implications and alternatives for reporting and accountability.



Chris Domaleski , Joseph Martineau , Karla Egan , Thanos Patelis , Nathan Dadey

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Computer-Based-Interruptions_110415.pdf  (Size: 607KB)


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