K-12 Center at ETS: Coming Together to Raising Achievement
This report is a concise summaries of five multistate assessment consortia.
The Palm Beach Post: School computer time eaten up by testing in Palm Beach County - by Allison Ross
Despite a recent influx in new computers, Palm Beach County schools will still have to displace students (who use the computers everyday for classes) during the upcoming online assessment testing window.
Tech Learning: Is This the Next Thing? - by Jon Castelhano
DK Foundation: PARCC Assessments and Broadband Access on a Collision Course by Yilan Shen.
Author Yilan Shen raised the question about broadband access in Colorado and if schools will be able to meet the demands of the pending PARCC online assessments.
EdWeek: Are Schools Prepared for Online State Assessments? by Peter DeWitt - March 12, 2013
PARCC: Assessment Administration Guidance
PARCC just release their March 2013 assessment administration guidance. This guidance includes a couple of specific technology readiness items -
Scarsdale10583.com: NYS State Mandates More Tests and Computer Purchases
Learm more: LAUSD Board Approves First Phase of Historic Initiative to Provide Computing Devices To All Students by 2014
In The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs, SETDA recommends that schools will need external Internet connections to their Internet service provider of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff by 2014-15 and of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students and staff by 2017-18.
EdWeek: School technology needs grow faster in preparation for common-core by Ian Quillen
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