Trenton Schools Ready for New Electronic Testing Standards

A recent bond has allowed Trenton officials to update technology standards at Trenton Public Schools to accommodate state required computer-based assessments for the 2014-15 school year.

Forget Scantrons and No. 2 pencils. Standardized testing will look very different for the Michigan students of 2014 and beyond.

That’s because the Michigan Department of Education is , or MEAP, exams with new, electronic assessments that will assess students in math, reading and writing.

And the change, likely, won't cost Trenton Public Schools much money to implement due to recent bond money used to update technology standards at district buildings.

Ann Deneroff, curriculum director at Trenton Public Schools, said she believes the district is ready to begin testing today.

"If we had to do it (begin online testing) tomorrow, we could do it," Deneroff said. "We are in fairly good shape for infrastructure in technology."

Deneroff said other costs could incur, but it's still too soon to tell what those potential costs might be. Trenton officials have received very little information regarding online testing.

"There are far more questions than answers in this process," Deneroff said.

Some districts have already begun testing online in a pilot testing program. Deneroff said she plans to volunteer Trenton schools to participate in the pilot testing program in the near future.

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sine-of-the-times January 16, 2013 at 09:43 PM
There is much to say about standardized testing, no doubt "high stakes" says it all. I don't like so much of it. The trouble is that when the republican legislature refuses to equip our public schools and/or refuses to increase fund allowances, (yes, they think actually we'll have to lose $150 per kid this year) who will pay for these computers really, in truly? My son can't bring an ipad to school and use it because there is no wi-fi...I think we have a long way to go, and money to find...


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