SETDA also developed a paper addressing how technology addresses each of the four assurances identified under the ARRA guiding principle to “improve student achievement through school improvement and reform.” The four assurances that states are required to certify to are:
- Making progress toward rigorous college‐ and career‐ready standards and high‐quality assessments that are valid and reliable for all students, including English language learners and students with disabilities;
- Establishing pre‐K‐to college and career data systems that track progress and foster continuous improvement;
- Making improvements in teacher effectiveness and in the equitable distribution of qualified teachers for all students, particularly students who are most in need;
- Providing intensive support and effective interventions for the lowest‐performing schools.