Common Core Headphones

Issues surrounding the necessary technology for Common Core testing

Issues surrounding the necessary technology for Common Core testing


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By Encore

Your state has adopted the common core state

standards ini6a6ve.

Tes6ng will be through the Smarter Balanced

Assessment Consor6um,

…or the Partnership for Assessment of

Readiness for College and Careers.

This spring, selec6ve schools will be tes6ng

these tests.

And these schools will be using a wide variety of


Tradi6onal Desktops, Laptops, Mac books,

Chrome books, Tablets. WOW!

But no maKer what devices your school decides to use,

everyone needs one thing in par6cular. Wait for it…


No maKer the device, each student will need


or ear buds.

So what type of headphones do you need? In addi6on to

referencing your district informa6on technology guidelines,

answering the following ques6ons will help you

determine what will work best for your schools.

Are you interested in bulk, disposable headphones/ear

buds, or do you want more permanent classroom

style headphones? Disposables are meant for

low usage but are very cost-­‐effec6ve and

cheaper to replace. Classroom headphones are more

costly but designed for long term, repeated use.

Now this one is VERY important. Do you need

external volume control?

Some devices will actually restart the test if the student

tries to adjust the volume using the computers seWngs

So a volume control on the headset or cord is


Always check with your IT contacts to determine

if you need external volume control.

Do you need headsets with a microphone?

Some parts the language art test require a


and some students may need a microphone if

using speech to text func6onality.

Do you need a single or dual plug connec6on or

may be just adapter?

Some devices require specific connec6ons for

headsets with a microphone.

So consult your device’s manual.

Once you’ve answered these ques6ons and determined,

how many headphones you need it’s 6me to call us.

At encoredataproducts.com we carry a wide

selec6on of headphones and earbuds.

One is sure to be the perfect fit for your schools

field tests. Ques6ons?

Just give us a call at 1-­‐866-­‐926-­‐1669 or email us

at sales@encoredataproducts.com

and we will be happy to help you find a product

that best fits your need.

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