How to prepare for the transition to online assessment

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In the 2014-2015 school year, approximately 40 states will use new online student assessments from PARCC and Smarter Balanced that will be based on the deeper and more rigorous Common Core State Standards. This article describes 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.

The downloadable resources supplement the narrative and range from training agendas to checklists for technology readiness to sample letters from the state to school districts. We encourage you to use and share these materials.

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