The No Child Left Behind Act is an important piece of US legislation that governs assessment in the K-12 education system. It is currently up for re-authorization, and language is being considered that will specifically mention computerized adaptive testing (CAT).
“Adaptive testing is proven to be a more effective tool for assessing student performance and competence than standard paper-based testing that only shows whether a student is on grade level.”
-Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisconsin
CAT continues to grow more widespread, especially in relation to the SMARTER Balanced Consortium. However, most online CAT delivery platforms remain too expensive for many school districts. FastTest Web offers an affordable alternative that will deliver CAT assessments which help prepare students for this more sophisticated and precise form of educational assessment.
Read the full article from EdWeek here: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2013/07/house_nclb_rewrite_contains_ad.html.