Guidance for Policymakers, K-12 School Leaders on Technology Needs for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Today the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released guidance for policymakers and K-12 school leaders on school technology readiness needs for college and career ready teaching, learning and assessment.

As schools and districts across the country continue to move forward in implementing the Common Core State Standards, two multi-state consortia – the Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia – are designing and developing Common Core-aligned, next generation student assessment systems. Schools in participating states can expect to administer these new tests beginning in the 2014-15 school year. One important feature shared by both the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessment systems is that student assessments will be technology-delivered.

In making plans with respect to minimum and recommended technology specifications being released by PARCC and Smarter Balanced, school leaders must consider this information in the context of the full range of technology issues schools are addressing today.

For more information and to download “Technology Readiness for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment,” visit: