Is Your School Technology-Ready for Common Core State Standards? NetXperts Can Help with a FREE Network Assessment to Qualifying Districts!
Does the wireless network at your school possess the bandwidth and appropriate infrastructure to support new technologies that Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will require you to have for student online testing?
Read on to find out more...
Technology Integration for CCSS
The CCSS are designed to be challenging and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that students need to succeed in college and career.
The CCSS were developed with the intention to support effective use of technology for instructional purposes.
The CCSS call for a departure from traditional technology instruction because technology is integrated throughout the standards; it is not viewed as a separate subject but as a vehicle for core subjects.
PARCC & SMARTER Balance consortiums are both proposing computer-based exams.
Schools should continue to teach technology skills to ensure they support student learning across the disciplines.
Students are expected to use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
"Too few schools are ready for the digital age."
-Superintendent of Louisiana Education (Source)
There is a shortfall in the number of computers available to students, high-speed internet connections and facilities in which the testing can be conducted.
States lack resources to upgrade equipment, bandwidth and provide technical support in order to conduct online testing required by the CCSS.
"...California is moving ahead in a dramatic way, really putting an effort behind this."
-President of California Teachers Association (Source)
A strong infrastructure is an ESSENTIAL component in hosting your schools' technology.
NetXperts offers FREE network assessments to qualifying districts to help ensure that your network has the bandwidth and appropriate infrastructure to support all of your students and their devices.
Contact us to make sure you have a network that is optimized for your school!
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"The Common Core State Standards - a national assessment standard currently adopted in 45 states - places a greater emphasis on learning technology for even the youngest pupils."
"English language arts and math curricula will be tested online... requires many districts to significantly update their network infrastructure."