SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, has announced the launch of The Guide to Technology Requirements, a website to help school and district leaders understand the detailed requirements for the online assessments being developed by all six state-led assessment consortia aligned to new college- and career-ready standards. Just as important, it provides guidance to help districts consider these requirements in the overall context of school technology needs.
The Guide to Technology Requirement is free to access at http://gtr.setda.org.
The site culminates months of work with all six state-led assessment consortia: the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced), the WIDA Consortium (WIDA), the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium, DLM Alternate Assessment System (DLM), and the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC).
The Guide to Technology Requirements provides an interactive chart that allows users to view the assessment consortia to which their state belongs, along with the technology requirements for the assessments from those consortia. Users can customize the chart based upon the technology that is appropriate for their district and access resources related to the effective implementation of technology for learning as well as assessment.
Source: SETDA, setda.org