Smarter Balanced Updates Common-Core Tech. Requirements
The document makes five recommendations to prepare schools for the new assessments.
- Move away from Windows XP (which is currently used by more than half of schools today) to Windows 7. Windows 8 might be acceptable, but further testing is needed. However, the assessments will work with Windows XP.
- Upgrade computers to at least 1 GB of internal memory. Most schools have already implemented this recommendation (63 percent, to be exact.)