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Students who use computers for their writing assignments fared far better on the NAEP writing test, the first to be administered on computer, than students who do not.

Those results may not come as a surprise, but with comprehensive digital testing on the horizon, the implications extend far beyond the realm of writing instruction.

Online testing gives a “distinct advantage” to students whose homes and schools are rich in technology, says AASA chief Daniel Domenech. It’s nothing new, he says, just the latest example of “the gap between the haves and have-nots.”  Read More written by  Erich Strom