Version 2.0 of the PARCC Technology Guidelines provides minimum and recommended specifications for computer hardware, input devices, and security requirements. It also suggests recommended levels of bandwidth that will support schools’ instructional and assessment needs. It does not yet set minimum bandwidth specifications. Schools and districts can use these guidelines to determine the eligibility of existing computers as test-taking devices for the 2014-215 PARCC assessments.
The information in this document is intended to answer questions about whether existing computer inventories and new instructional hardware that schools may purchase as they implement the Common Core States Standards, will also meet PARCC’s 2014-15 requirements for the online test.