Over at Hack Education, Audrey Watters offers some thoughts on the intersection of technology and assessment through the lens of the Atlanta schools testing scandal. She connects the dots (correctly, I believe) by noting that incidents like these will spur efforts to speed adoption of more secure testing environments – such as those offered by computer-based assessment. At the same time, she seems pretty ambivalent about technology’s role (writ large) in the overall shift to test-based accountability. You can read her thoughts in their entirety at Hack Education.
What do you think? Would new technology address the issues raised in Atlanta?