The June/July 2012|Volume 39, No.5 issue of thejournal.com has an article entitled, "The New Online Assessments: What We Know So Far". One of the items to consider is that with the increased use of online assessment, one needs to determine technical needs. This includes basic power adapters to provide power for laptops to infrastructure tests on available bandwidth. In many cases, you will find that an Assessment team has been created at the school level. The number of available computers, testing rooms, and scheduling will be handled by the team.
Are you ready? Here's information that you can share with parents regarding the Common Core State Standards. You will find a parent's guide available in English and Spanish.