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.”