Author Archives: Chris Nelson

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers - PARCC

PARCC Announces New Assessment Tool and Guidance

On March 5, 2013, PARCC announced the release of new planning tools for their impending 2014-2015 technology-based assessments. PARCC announced it would also provide educators with guidance concerning the new exam design, as well as best practices for preparing for, and administering the assessments.

One of the tools featured in the announcement was the Capacity Read more

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New York State School Technology Voucher Program (NYS-STVP)

NYS-STVP FAQ and PARCC Technology Guidelines

Last week we posted about the $87 million available to New York State schools through the NYS School Technology Voucher Program (NYS-STVP). The NYS-STVP resulted from the settlement of the antitrust claims by New York State against Microsoft. The funds for the NYS-STVP are from the unclaimed portion of the settlement. On the NYSED website … Read more

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New York State School Technology Voucher Program (NYS-STVP)

NYS Schools to Receive $87 Million from Microsoft

New York State Education Commissioner, John B. King Jr., made the announcement earlier this week that, due to a settlement agreement with Microsoft, over $87 million have been made available for New York State schools. Fund vouchers will be allocated to eligible schools through the New York State School Technology Voucher program, and are … Read more

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