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Education Week - PARCC Scores Lower for Students Who Took Exams on Computers
‘…An NCES working paper released in December found that high-performing 4th graders who took NAEP’s computer-based pilot writing exam in 2012 scored “substantively higher on the computer” than similar students who had taken the exam on paper in 2010. Low- and middle-performing students did not similarly benefit from taking the exam on computers, raising concerns that computer-based exams might widen achievement gaps…’
By Benjamin Herold Published Online: February 3, 2016
Star Ledger - How Newark schools closed a $65M deficit in 6 steps
‘…Cerf inherited a deficit of approximately $65 million, and immediately began strategizing on how to close the gap while minimizing impact on the city's already disadvantaged schools.
At a meeting of the city's School Advisory Board last month, Cerf announced that the once mammoth shortfall had been closed…’
Garden State Coalition of Schools