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Updated January 2015 – Final Version for spring 2015 testing Technology Guidelines for PARCC Assessments: Version 4.4 (PDF)
The document provides minimum and recommended specifications for computer hardware, input devices, and security requirements; and suggests recommended levels of bandwidth that will support schools instructional and assessment needs. Schools, districts, and states can use these guidelines to determine the eligibility of existing computers as test-taking devices for the 2014-2015 PARCC assessments.
To access the SystemCheck Tool click the link below:
The SystemCheck Tool allows customers to validate that their testing workstations meet the minimum requirements needed to run TestNav for computer-based assessments, and to evaluate bandwidth capacity for Internet and Proctor Caching connections.
School Readiness Planning
To access the School Readiness Planning document(s) click the appropriate link(s) below:
In February 2014, PARCC released an updated version of the PARCC Capacity Planning Tool as part of the first phase of assessment administration guidance in preparation for the 2014-2015 operational assessment. This tool is designed to assist district and school leaders in identifying gaps in assessment administration capacity, including computer-based test taking devices and bandwidth, and exploring possible scenarios for addressing those gaps. Printable PDF versions are provided below for review purposes.
Desktops, laptops, netbooks, thin clients, and tablets that meet the hardware and operating system specifications with a wired or wireless (not cellular) internet connection
PARCC also released PARCC Technology Transitions - Lessons from the Field, a white paper that presents a variety of strategies states are taking to build technology capacity, including how states can leverage currently existing federal funding streams as well as specific state-developed strategies.