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In November 2014, PARCC updated detailed guidelines around the technology specifications for PARCC assessments.
Technology Guidelines for PARCC Assessments: Version 4.3 (Updated November 2014)
The document provides minimum and recommended specifications for computer hardware, input devices, and security requirements; and suggests recommended levels of bandwidth that will support schools instructional and assessment needs. Schools, districts, and states can use these guidelines to determine the eligibility of existing computers as test-taking devices for the 2014-2015 PARCC assessments.
As assessment development progresses, PARCC will continue to issue increasingly detailed guidance and online tools to help schools evaluate and prepare their assessment technology infrastructure.
PARCC also released a white paper that presents a variety of strategies states are taking to build technology capacity, including how states can leverage currently existing federal funding streams as well as specific state-developed strategies.