Techology Requirements for PARCC

In March 2013, PARCC released the PARCC Capacity Planning Tool as part of the first phase of assessment administration guidance issued in preparation for the Spring 2014 Field Test and the school year 2014-2015 assessment. This tool, an Excel Spreadsheet (.xlsx format), is designed to assist district and school leaders in identifying gaps in assessment administration capacity, including computer-based test taking devices and bandwidth, and exploring possible scenarios for addressing those gaps. Read more on the PARCC website.

Inside CPS – The Technology Episode

Please join us for Inside CPS, the Technology Edition, where we explore technology at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The Technology Edition takes an inside look at integrating technology into the elementary school classroom, the Bring Your Own Device initiative at Chelmsford High School, and robotics at the McCarthy Middle School. You can watch us ONLINE @

Inside CPS is a monthly cable television show that gives viewers an inside look at our programs, people and initiatives. The show’s co-hosts are Dr. Frank Tiano, Superintendent of Schools and Anne-Marie Fiore, Director of Technology and Information. Inside CPS airs weekdays on CTM at 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, and 6PM on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 36.