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Tech Challenges Lead Oklahoma to Opt Out of PARCC Exams – Digital Education – Education Week

Shortly after announcing their state would reverse course and scrap its plan to use new online common-core assessments being developed by the PARCC testing consortium, Oklahoma education officials described the daunting technological hurdles that helped drive their decision. A survey of the state’s 1,773 schools found that just one in five had enough bandwidth and a sufficient number of digital devices to successfully administer the exams, said Sherry Fair, executive director of communications for the Oklahoma State Department of Education.