Student assessment plays a vital and growing role in primary and secondary education today. The days of laboriously handwriting test answers in little blue books to be interpreted by graders are drawing to a close. Measuring how well students and districts are performing relative to state educational standards is now being accomplished through online testing, both summative and formative. Often all students in an entire school or district will undergo simultaneous testing using online devices. Below are the critical technology issues that school districts must address as they implement class and school-wide online assessment. Solving these IT barriers with Extreme Elements will lead to smooth online testing on the way to achieving successful learning for all students.