MESSAGES 2014 :: JANUARY 10, 2014

Alternatives to Online Assessment Delivery in Schoolnet

Please see the following regarding Alternatives to Online Assessment Delivery in Schoolnet:

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the Pearson staff recognize the frustration caused by the performance of the Assessment Admin Module of Schoolnet in some districts. In order to best utilize the instructional days and to keep frustrations at a minimum, we suggest that LEAs/charters prepare for alternative solutions in the event you experience performance issues. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot provide you an estimated timeline for performance improvements. As Pearson investigates the root causes and prepares an action plan, we will provide you with updates.

Some alternatives to consider include delaying the administration or delivering existing assessments using the paper/pencil option. If the paper/pencil option is chosen, please scan the results into Schoolnet using the ScanIt software available for download on the MySchoolnet page.

If you need support with ScanIt, the software used for scanning the tests, please review the NC ScanIt Guide found at In addition, you may view an archived webinar, Using ScanIt to Upload Scan Sheets into Schoolnet, found at On Thursday, Jan. 30, there will be another webinar on ScanIt. To register go to: If you need additional support using ScanIt, please contact the Support Center with any questions at 919.807.4357 or

Note: For districts that have planned hands-on training or live demonstrations of the assessment module, we advise having screen captures available in case there are performance issues.