State Education Policy Center

State Education Policy Center (SEPC) is a database of state policies related to education and technology curated by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Find links to SEPC listings for each state within our membership listings here on, or visit SEPC to browse policy across the US.

Netcraft Analysis: Online Speed Testing Tools

This report is an analysis of online speed testing tools includes detailed information on tools provided by , Education SuperHighway’s School Speed Test , and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia’s bandwidth check diagnostic tools. It presents a detailed description of each tool, including its strengths and weaknesses, followed by observations based on measured data. It concludes by offering recommendations on how best to use each of the tools to inform decision making by education leaders and policymakers.

Disclaimer: Please note that the information contained in this document is provided for general information purposes only. While care has been taken in compiling the information in this report, Netcraft does not warrant or represent that this information is free from errors or omissions. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Netcraft accepts no responsibility in respect of this document and any loss or damage suffered or incurred by a person for any reason relying on any of the information provided in this document and for acting, or failing to act, on any information contained on or referred to in this document. The report may only be made available in full, including all disclaimers and notices, and is not to be resold. Written permission is required prior to the release of any excerpts from the report.

Technology Readiness for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This guidance is targeted to policymakers and K-12 school leaders interested in addressing school technology readiness needs for college and career ready teaching, learning and assessment. PARCC and Smarter Balanced released guidance regarding minimum technology requirements in December of 2012. However, education leaders must consider these minimum requirements in the context of the full range of technology issues schools are addressing today. The minimums are not sufficient for teaching and learning.

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