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Technology readiness for assessment and learning
As school districts plan for implementing online assessments, they must consider the context of the full range of technology issues that schools are addressing today, including teaching and learning, professional learning and school operations as well as assessment.Learn More
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AT&T provides innovative solutions to enhance the delivery and administration of K-12 education. AT&T can help to mobilize teaching and learning, secure the learning environment, optimize network performance and develop campus mobility applications. We deliver secure, high-speed access to 21st century teaching and learning applications over one of the world’s most advanced and powerful backbone networks.
ENA is the leading provider of managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to school systems, libraries and governments. In 1996, ENA created one of the first statewide K-12 networks in the U.S. and has earned a reputation as experts in the design, deployment and management of data, voice and video solutions. Today, ENA manages multiple statewide and district-wide education and library networks, including 10 of the largest school systems in the country, successfully serving over 5,200 end sites, 555 school districts and 295 libraries, more than 2.5 million students, educators and administrators, and 3.6 million librarians and patrons.
Preparing for online assessments is high priority for school districts across the nation and “Becoming Assessment Ready” is a complex and challenging task. To support school districts in this endeavor, ENA worked in collaboration with CoSN and the eLearn Institute to create a white paper and full suite of resources that analyzes what school districts need to evaluate and do as part of their preparation process. The white paper serves as a guide by sharing the experiences, recommendations and best practices of three school districts (small [West Side School District #202 in Idaho - SBAC district], medium [MSD of Warren Township School District in Indiana – no assessment affiliation] and large [Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee – PARCC district]) as they plan for becoming assessment ready. We believe this is truly an exciting time to be in education. There is an opportunity to break the status quo and make significant improvements to our education system. The chance to transform from Industrial Age school systems that are more group-focused to Digital Age schools systems that are much more customized to the unique needs of individual children—all while providing students greater access to content, resources and support.
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Google for Education
Education is at the core of Google’s mission to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Google for Education provides open technologies to improve learning for everyone, anywhere. Work, share, and learn together with affordable devices and familiar platforms – for schools, universities, or entire countries. Solutions include Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, Tablets with Google Play for Education, and a wide range of content including apps, books, and videos for learning. Learn more at google.com/edu/gogoogle
Using Chromebooks for Online Student Assessments
Chromebooks are fast, secure, and portable computers that make it easy for students to learn in and out of the classroom. The same Chromebooks students use in class in the morning to write essays can be used for testing in the afternoon — configuration takes just minutes.
Schools can use Chromebooks to administer secure student assessments, including standardized tests from consortia Smarter Balanced and PARCC as well as a number of individual state-based tests. With the web-based Admin Console, you can quickly set up any number of Chromebooks as secure devices for online testing and disable features like internet browsing, screenshot functions, and USB ports.
For more details on configuring for assessments, visit: goo.gl/Wstb83
Neverware is the national leader in K-12 educational software. Specifically tailored to help schools improve their computer hardware infrastructure for digital testing, Neverware is a turn-key solution that makes IT administrators’ lives easier. As the top choice for districts looking to repurpose old computer hardware, Neverware brings new life to old PC computers, eliminating the need for future hardware upgrades while stabilizing IT budgets. A centralized management platform saves hundreds of hours of administrators’ time, especially for time-intensive online testing platform set-up and updates.