The Technology-Based Assessment (TBA) was a project undertaken by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the National Assessment in Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2000–2003. The project was designed to explore the use of technology, especially the use of the computer, as a tool to enhance the quality and efficiency of educational assessments.
Among other things, these studies examined how students perform on computer- versus paper-based mathematics and writing assessments, how population groups are affected, and how the operational and logistical mechanics of computer-delivered assessments are affected.
The TBA was a precursor to the digitally based assessments that are now administered to students and schools across the nation.
Experience the simulations that were featured in the Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments (TRE) study. These simulations focused on the assessment of problem solving in the field of physical science:Learn More
To show students how to use the computer to take the assessments, tutorials were developed.Learn More