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Online Assessment

Delivering district readiness for online assessments

Across the country, school districts like yours are preparing for online assessments. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which define expectations for student proficiency in mathematics and English language arts, are a key driver for this preparation.

To be compliant and ready when the assessments are administered in 2014–2015, your district must address multiple technological challenges. You need ensure you have enough testing devices, sufficient network bandwidth, systems management and security tools, continuity planning, and service and support processes.

A complete analysis of your testing environment
The Dell Common Core Technology Readiness Assessment provides analysis of a district’s readiness to launch, support and sustain an effective testing environment and to scale based on student enrollment.

During the readiness assessment, Dell conducts site walkthroughs, runs focus groups with district stakeholders and creates a readiness report. The report aligns your environment to Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) compliancy recommendations.

The readiness assessment:

  • Details district and school readiness to securely deliver online assessments
  • Includes detailed analysis of infrastructure, security, people and processes needed
  • Provides recommendations for quickly remediating issues
  • Scales from one school to thousands quickly

Putting the plan into action
Dell also offers end-to-end field-tested solutions to meet online assessment specifications. These solutions include laptops, notebooks and desktops, and infrastructure components, such as network, security and systems management tools and support.

Working with Dell’s team of educational and technical experts, districts can determine how to effectively deliver online assessments for compliancy and improved student achievement.

For more information, contact a Dell education expert today.


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    Achieving district readiness for online assessments

    K–12 districts are gearing up for online assessments, whether driven by Common Core Standards or state mandates. To effectively establish and sustain readiness, leaders must consider processes and people along with district policy and technology.