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Nevada Co Students Begin State Testing

Millions of California students are excited, but many may also be stressed, about the end of the school year. The third year of the new state testing format is underway, with 3rd through 8th graders, as well as 11th graders, taking it over the next few weeks. Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Holly Hermanson, says it’s now taken on a computer…

click to listen Holly Hermanson

Hermanson says schools are also moving further along with the much more rigorous state academic standards…

click to listen to Holly Hermanson

The online tests are also computer-adaptive, which means they change in real time, depending on how students are performing. A student doing well will see increasingly challenging and more difficult questions, in an attempt to more precisely measure the student’s knowledge.

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