Pearson Educational Measurement (PEM) will implement a pilot program of online testing for 6th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies tests administered as part of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP).
The pilot, to take place in October, will involve 27 schools and approximately 2,800 6th graders in each subject area. Some of the pilot schools have been provided with laptop computers as part of Michigan's Freedom to Learn initiative. The participating schools plan to test all of their 6th grade students online in these two subjects.
The online testing will be administered as part of the PEMSolutions (Pearson Educational Measurement Solutions) custom suite of assessment services. At the end of the pilot, PEM will compare the performance of online and paper administrations of the test.
Pearson Educational Measurement Solutions, 800/627-0365 or http://www.pearsonedmeasurement.com/.