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 <br />

standards ini6a6ve.

Tes6ng will be through the Smarter Balanced <br />

Assessment Consor6um,

…or the Partnership for Assessment of <br />

Readiness for College and Careers.

This spring, selec6ve schools will be tes6ng <br />

these tests.

And these schools will be using a wide variety of <br />


Tradi6onal Desktops, Laptops, Mac books, <br />

Chrome books, Tablets. WOW!

But no maKer what devices your school decides to use, <br />

everyone needs one thing in par6cular. Wait for it…


No maKer the device, each student will need <br />


or ear buds.

So what type of headphones do you need? In addi6on to <br />

referencing your district informa6on technology guidelines,

answering the following ques6ons will help you <br />

determine what will work best for your schools.

Are you interested in bulk, disposable headphones/ear <br />

buds, or do you want more permanent classroom

style headphones? Disposables are meant for <br />

low usage but are very cost-­‐effec6ve and

cheaper to replace. Classroom headphones are more <br />

costly but designed for long term, repeated use.

Now this one is VERY important. Do you need <br />

external volume control?

Some devices will actually restart the test if the student <br />

tries to adjust the volume using the computers seWngs

So a volume control on the headset or cord is <br />


Always check with your IT contacts to determine <br />

if you need external volume control.

Do you need headsets with a microphone?

Some parts the language art test require a <br />


and some students may need a microphone if <br />

using speech to text func6onality.

Do you need a single or dual plug connec6on or <br />

may be just adapter?

Some devices require specific connec6ons for <br />

headsets with a microphone.

So consult your device’s manual.

Once you’ve answered these ques6ons and determined, <br />

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

At encoredataproducts.com we carry a wide <br />

selec6on of headphones and earbuds.

One is sure to be the perfect fit for your schools <br />

field tests. Ques6ons?

Just give us a call at 1-­‐866-­‐926-­‐1669 or email us <br />

at sales@encoredataproducts.com

and we will be happy to help you find a product <br />

that best fits your need.

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