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What can states and districts do to prepare for the transition to online assessment?

In the 2014-15 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. Each narrative below 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 online assessments.

The downloadable resources linked at the right 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. read more

States Currently Testing Online


Working Toward Statewide Online Testing


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