Help wanted: Strategies for maximizing performance on computer-delivered assessments

I received this message recently from someone who works in a school district

department of research, evaluation, and assessment:


Do any of you know of

research on effective strategies for maximizing performance on

computer-delivered assessments? I think we have some common-sense ideas, but I

am wondering if there is anything out there that may be more substantive or

research-based. 

Do any of you have

documents that discuss tips and strategies (for computer-delivered assessment)

that you share with your teachers? 

Any suggestions for her (and each other)?

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