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Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Tool (TRT)

Information on the Web-based tool used by districts to report each school's current information technology as it relates to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessments.

July 31, 2014: The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Governing States have decided to discontinue the operation of the Technology Readiness Tool. Thank you for your efforts in supplying data that was used to make technology-related decisions at the consortium level.

Technology Resources

Technology Strategy Framework and Testing Device Requirements External link opens in new window or tab.
The minimum and recommended student testing device and network bandwidth requirements for Smarter Balanced assessments.

Ed-Tech Ecosystems 2013 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Information from the California K-12 High Speed Network to help districts and schools make information technology investment decisions that best align with their expectations for teachers and students.

Network Capacity Worksheet External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
A worksheet from the California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) to document the network bandwidth needed from classroom to school wing, to school site, to district office, and to K12HSN node site.

Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Calculator External link opens in new window or tab.
This Web-based calculator is used to estimate the number of days and network bandwidth required to complete the assessments given the number of students, number of computers, and number of hours per day computers are available for testing at the school.

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Questions:   Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Coordinator | sbac-itreadiness@cde.ca.gov
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