If my school opts to “go” operational CBT for a grade and content area this year, does that mean the school is “locked” into operational CBT for that grade and content area next year?

No. A decision to go CBT this year does not affect the testing decision for next year; schools may choose print-based testing or computer-based testing next year independent of a testing format choice this year.

The decisions are autonomous from each year and not dependent upon each other. If the school participates in operational CBT grade 3 Math this spring, they can choose print-based testing the following year or continue with CBT for that grade and content area or choose a different grade and content area, such as grade 6 ELA, for the following year