Encore Data Products
Your state has adopted the common core state
Tes6ng will be through the Smarter Balanced
…or the Partnership for Assessment of
Readiness for College and Careers.
This spring, selec6ve schools will be tes6ng
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
and we will be happy to help you find a product
that best fits your need.