Springboro schools say online testing is going smoothly

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SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) — Students are hitting the books with state testing beginning this week, and Springboro City Schools is doing its testing online instead of with paper and pencil.

Last year as a trial run, Springboro tested a few grades online just to make sure it’s capabilities were up to par. This year, the entire district has opted for online tests.

Springboro school officials said it has enough chrome-books and technology to make it work.

For three weeks in April, students in grades 3 through 12 will take the state AIR tests, or American Institutes for Research. It used to be PARCC testing, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

Springboro school officials said so far the test is working for them.

“We’ve made a major investment in infrastructure,” said Karen DeRosa, District Communications Coordinator. “We have enough access points and again we tested it last year at a limited level with three grades with the online test. So this year, we felt comfortable and we’ve been very pleased with how it’s gone so far this year.”

Testing will take place for the next few weeks,

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