Please check your TRT data and reports to view your readiness status. Minimum system requirements will be “turned on” in the TRT, enabling districts to quickly see the readiness status for devices, bandwidth and computer:student ratios. http://techreadiness.net
For Your Interest
Updates on the Smarter Balanced Technology can be found at: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/smarter-balanced-assessments/technology/
Hardware and Operating Systems Infographic http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Hardware-Operating-Systems-Infographic.pdf
Bandwidth Check Instructions http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Bandwidth-Check-Instructions.pdf
To request a TRT account, visit http://techreadiness.net and click on “request account.”
If you have questions, please contact the Montana State Readiness Coordinator (SRC).
SRC: Colet Bartow, (406) 444-3583, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) gives Montana schools a convenient way to capture and report on indicators of technology readiness for the Smarter Balanced Assessments. This open source tool will help the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) work with schools and districts to ensure readiness when the online assessments are launched by the Smarter Balanced consortium in 2014-15.
The Technology Readiness Tool documents current capacity and compares that to the technology that will be needed to administer the new online assessments in four areas:
We would like to share with you some of the reasons why it is very important, and beneficial, for your district to add your data to the Technology Readiness Tool.
Please consider the critical statewide financial importance of this project and the benefits to your district, before you make a final decision about participating.