Schools transition to online testing

Published 3:03 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lincoln County students are currently testing entirely on the computer for the first time this year, and officials report only a few minor issues with the change.

Lincoln County School District Superintendent Terry Brister told the board of trustees Monday that each of the county schools started testing the week before spring break and will continue testing this week. Although there have been a few minor issues, Brister said he believes those have all been worked out.

“It’s a learning experience, which we knew it would be,” he said.

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Brister said in the past students have taken parts of tests on the computer, but this is the first year the entire test has been conducted on the computer.

In other board business:

• Cheryl Shelby, LCSD business manager, also presented the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. She said the auditors were complimentary of financial decisions. The board approved the report.

• Shelby also presented the financial report. She said that it may look different than years past at the same point because ad valorem taxes can be paid in installments this year. However, she assured the board it was not creating a financial hardship for the district.