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2/27/2014 8:53:00 AM
Smarter Balanced Field Test: Testing Device Requirements Clarification

Schools that are participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test, will be required to use the following implements with their testing devices:

Headphones/earphones are required for students to use during the English language arts test listening component and for students who require text-to-speech features on the mathematics test. External microphones or headsets that consist also of a microphone are not required, because the Smarter Balanced Field Test does not assess Speaking.

External keyboards are required in all cases unless specified differently by a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan. Any form of external keyboard that disables the on-screen virtual keyboard is acceptable. This includes mechanical, manual, plug and play, and wireless-based (e.g., Bluetooth, RF, IR) keyboards.

A pointing device must be included. This may consist of a mouse, touch screen, touchpad, or other pointing device with which the student is familiar. Touch screen capability is not required to participate in the Smarter Balanced Field Test.

Additional information about Testing Device Requirements for the Smarter Balanced Field Test is available at http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Executive_Summary_Tech_Framework.pdf PDF.

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