Introduction

One simple guide to tech requirements for assessment.

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    • DLM
    • ELPA21
    • NCSC
    • PARCC
    • Smarter Balanced
    • WIDA
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Consortia information current as of September 23, 2014. View changelog


Guidance Overview

School districts need to to undertake a systems approach to addressing school technology needs for the long-term—considering the present and future technology needs to meet instructional, assessment, professional learning and operations goals.

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Test Readiness

To ensure test readiness, schools and districts must have the supported devices, required peripherals  and infrastructure sufficient to administer the assessments within the designated testing windows.

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Student Readiness

Students need to have ample opportunities to master tested knowledge, skills and abilities and with demonstrating their mastery of knowledge, skills and abilities via technologies similar to those that will be employed during testing.

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Educator Readiness

Educators need instructional support, professional learning and access to sufficient technology in their classrooms to instruct students in ways appropriate for the standards and assessments.

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School System Readiness

Districts must have adequate access to, and sufficient and sustainable budget for, devices, broadband and technology support for all aspects of the education enterprise.

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Implementing Online Assessments

A series of case studies with narratives that describe a state’s history with online assessments, the evolution of their infrastructure, their approach to training and communication with districts, and an in-depth look at what it took a district to implement the assessments.

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