Beginning in the spring of 2014, state standardized assessments will be taken in an electronic format.  The 2014 assessments scheduled to be electronic are Social Studies in 4th and 7th grade and Science in 5th and 8th grade.

In the spring of 2015 all assessments will be electronic.  These new assessments are being developed by Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) since the state of Colorado has joined the consortium.  

For more information regarding these assessments you can visit the Colorado Department of Education Website or the PARCC website.

Keyboards and Assessment

One of the proposed requirements for the electronic assessments is each student may need a keyboard for their iPad to complete the assessment.

In our research we have found a quick fix to utilize a standard USB keyboard plugged into the iPad utilizing the Lightning or 30-pin USB Camera Connector.  This fix ensures the student's keyboard's battery doesn't die and the security of only typing on their own screen, not being dependent upon a bluetooth keyboard.