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|Here is a collection of resources to assist school site administrators start to prepare for the administration of next generation Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). While emphasis is placed on California’s CAASPP (formerly CalMAPP)/SBAC assessments, this document is relevant to all CAT programs. Though this list is not exhaustive, it should provide school and district administrators with a foundation in order to start the planning process toward the implementation of the field test.|
|This PowerPoint-esque movie is an excellent resource for sharing the changing world we live in and the influences of technology on today's youth. The full version is a little long (8 minutes) for most audiences but sharing this video with a school district leadership team can create a very impactful conversation about the role of technology and education in the K-12 environment.Developed by Karl Fisch as a "conversation" among K-12 students and staff. Also called "Shift Happens."|
|Funding for K-12 technology is being sent to states by the U.S. State Department of Education through the Enhancing Education Through Technology Program (EETT). This site is an excellent summary of the program, which is included in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Goals for the program are to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in K-12 schools by students, teachers and administrators becoming technologically literate, to decrease the digital divide, and by integrating technology in to the curriculum.|
|The connection between technology, achievement, and other learning outcomes has been the focus of much research, not all of it sound. This guide from the U.S. Department of Education can help you separate the good from the not-so-good. See especially Appendix B, Checklist to Use in Evaluating Whether an Intervention is Backed by Rigorous Evidence.|
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