Gartner Research

Five Key Digital Assessment Trends in U.S. K-12 Education

Published: 22 March 2016

ID: G00301289

Analyst(s): Kelly Calhoun Williams

Summary

Common Core State Standards are driving a burgeoning $2.5 billion online summative assessment industry in K-12 education. K-12 CIOs should understand the advances in formative assessment technologies, and act now to accelerate digital assessment adoption and practice.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Despite Obstacles, K-12 Education in the U.S. Is Moving Rapidly Toward Digital Assessment
    • Key Findings
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • CCSS Assessments Are Pushing Districts to Adopt Online Assessment, With Several High-Profile Failures Complicating Planning
    • Key Findings
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • Districts Are Demanding Nearly All Digital Learning Resources Must Come With Built-In Digital Assessment Capabilities
    • Key Findings
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • The Change to Online Testing Initially Results in Lowered Scores, as Students Lack Necessary Technology Skills
    • Key Findings
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • The Conversion of Test Data Into Actionable Findings for Educators Is a Continuing Key Challenge in K-12
    • Key Findings
    • Implications
    • Recommendations

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