New Mexico students will take pencil to paper for the last time for a state standards-based assessment test.
Starting next year, students will take an entirely computer-based standards test.
Educators say the traditional New Mexico Standards Based Assessment exam contains questions based on both current state standards and the new national Common Core standards.
Next year's student body will be taking Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Assessment, or PARCC.
This new computerized exam was created jointly among 24 states and uses the Common Core standards.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has allowed school districts to voluntarily test the computer-based version of this year's test.
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