Another out-of-state perspective from me (hope to soon be in VT), but when we went 1:1, the Virginia DOE said we couldn't use iPads for the state testing- that's why we went with the Fujitsu tablets.
On Apr 27, 2012, at 7:19 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> According to the SBAC website tablets will be allowed but may require keyboards, not the virtual keyboard. I've also read that there will be a 3 month window for all students to take the test so they won't be taking them at the same time, thus leaving labs and compliant computers open for rotation.
> Elizabeth McCarthy
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> Subject: iPads and testing
> If a school has iPads (which do not support Flash and never will) for their students and have moved away from netbooks/laptops/desktop labs, how are their students going to complete the online assessment implementation in SY2014-2015 on those new devices? Should this be a concern?
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