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The right technology can lead to CCSS success

TUESDAY, JULY 02, 2013 09:41 AM

The International Society for Technology in Education recently held its annual conference, ISTE 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, from June 23-26. CDW-G, a provider of technology solutions for different sectors, was among the companies in attendance. At the event, CDW-G representatives shared the results of a new report, which was created with input from 300 K-12 IT professionals.

Based on their findings, having the right technology will be essential to schools' success once they have implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). A total of 83 percent of survey respondents believe that meeting CCSS technology requirements is among schools' top IT priorities. After all, students will begin taking Common Core-aligned online assessments in the 2014-2015 academic year.

"… Our conversations with our customers - and the report findings - tell us that from an IT perspective, districts are still working hard so that they can support Common Core with the appropriate technology and be ready for the 2014/2015 online assessment mandate," said Julie Smith, CDW-G's vice president of K-12 education.

As so many IT professionals believe that technology will have an impact on schools' success in the years ahead, educators who do not believe their classrooms are ready for the CCSS should work toward rectifying this problem.