U.S. Students to Use Chromebooks for Statewide Tests

Students throughout the US will be able to use the Chromebook when taking major statewide tests thanks to a recent Google partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

AIR is working with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to develop an open-source testing platform for delivering next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language, arts/literacy and mathematics.

AIR’s strength as an industry leader in K–12 online assessment combined with the affordable and secure Chromebook technology makes sense, says Jon Cohen, a director at AIR.

He adds: “Chromebooks give schools a robust, way to take the secure tests we deliver, and schools have them for instruction all year round. Being able to support Chromebooks gives schools a versatile, high-power option for taking the Smarter Balanced assessments.”

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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