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Smarter Balanced Updates Common-Core Tech. Requirements

The document makes five recommendations to prepare schools for the new assessments.

  1. 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.
  2. Upgrade computers to at least 1 GB of internal memory. Most schools have already implemented this recommendation (63 percent, to be exact.)