Perhaps the most significant question on everyone’s mind….
Will on-line testing and SmarterBalanced specifically, force the district to become 1:1 and provide a device for each student?
We’ve taken a look at the estimated time per test, factored in the number of students/sections and ran some calculations against the amount of equipment that our schools have – and in all scenarios and in all buildings, we’ll be able to administer the test using existing resources.
You mean we don’t even have to buy additional computers/laptops? Correct, the only thing that needs to be purchased is headsets and we’re estimating that cost to be $65,000 every two years.