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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SETDA issues guidance to help schools prepare for online testing

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SETDA issues guidance to help schools prepare for online testing
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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has released new guidance to help policy makers and district leaders determine their ed-tech needs and readiness for implementing the Common Core State Standards and the online testing that will accompany these.

As schools implement the new standards, two multi-state consortia—the Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium—are developing next-generation assessment systems aligned with the Common Core. 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 the tests will be technology-delivered.

At least 33 states currently administer one or more state tests online; however, for many schools and districts, the shift to computer-based assessment will be new.


Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the 501(c)(3) non-profit, national member association that serves, supports and represents the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership.

Based in the Washington, DC area, the organization is managed by an
Executive Director and governed by a nine-member board of directors in accordance with organizational by-laws. Our work is supported via state membership dues, sponsorship contributions, and governmental and foundation investments.

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Source: eSchool News