PARCC / Online Testing Update

DOES and Technology Department

Frequent Updates Intended to Provide Information Not Stress

We realize that we have been sending weekly updates the last couple weeks and have gotten some feedback that this has added to teacher stress. It was not our intention to add to anyone's stress, as we believe information is power and wanted to keep you informed about how we were working to ensure a smooth testing day. With that being said, please know that this will be the last update until mid-January
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Technology Department Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The technology department has a frequently asked questions section in Blackboard under the Training Tab. Look there for lots of great questions and answers like:

  • How do I turn off double-sided printing?
  • What browser should I use?

If you think of any questions you'd like answered please email Sandy at

Infrastructure Updates

The technology department has been working very hard installing radios in buildings to ensure improved wireless coverage. Thanks to the technology department for all of their extra efforts to prepare us for online testing! This coverage is not only for testing, however, as you will also see immediate improvement in wireless connection with devices in your building.

Finishing Touches to Waiver Day

Today the team added some additional pieces to the waiver day training. We will be presenting training on how to get students to secure testing sites; how students will login; how proctors will login; and how testing day will work. All training materials will be online and no paper copies will be provided, so that you can access the most current information regarding PARCC and online testing.
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