Monday, December 16, 2013

PdC Public one-to-one Chromebooks are in for state testing!

Wisconsin Department of Instruction has definitively stated that Chromebooks will work on the upcoming state testing changes.

Phil Olsen, DPI Office of Student Assessment, stated "Yes, Chromebooks will be supported by all three of the assessment consortia in which Wisconsin participates: Smarter Balanced, Dynamic Learning Maps (for the alternate assessment), and ASSETS (for the English language learner assessment)."

Stuart Ciske, DPI Educational Consultant, also added this confirmation from Edutopia "Smarter Balanced and PARCC verified that Chromebooks meet hardware and operating system requirements for online student assessments in the 2014-2015 school year."

This is exceptionally great news for PdC Public Schools as we have one-to-one Chromebooks for all students in grades 5 to 12 and it would be difficult to reverse course to have enough other machines available just for testing.

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