APS worried about new computer-based tests

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Public Schools say they’re concerned about the move to a new computer-based standardized test. The state adopted the new system called “PARCC” and it will be used for the first time this spring for students in third to 11th grade.

The test will assess their progress and will impact teacher evaluations and school grades. APS officials say they are worried that their technology won’t be able to support the computer program. After a dry run last week, APS say there were problems and some students struggled with the format. Public Education Department officials say the practice test will allow the department to help schools troubleshoot any problems.

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