Using Google for Education to Prepare for Online Assessments

Educators at Passaic City (N.J.) Public Schools are not only using Google for Education tools to raise student achievement and better prepare students for college and career success; administrators are also using Google Chromebooks to prepare for the new generation of online assessments beginning this fall. The 13,700-student district plans to expand to a 1:1 program by the 2014-2015 school year, becoming one of the largest education deployments of Chromebooks in the country.

Chromebooks have been verified by PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to be used for online student assessments. Presenters will discuss how to use Chromebooks as a secure, locked-down device for online testing, as well as the impact that Google tools can have on teaching and learning.

Topics will include:

  • The unique benefits, features and tools of Google for Education
  • Why the district selected Google Chromebooks and Apps for Education as their platform for collaborative learning
  • How to use Google Chromebooks as secure devices for the upcoming online state academic assessments
  • How Google Chromebooks, Apps for Education, and other web tools can be used to improve student learning, collaboration, and innovation
  • How the school district put the ingredients, like professional development, in place for a successful pilot and then full roll-out

Scheduled speakers:
Jason Smith
Technology Coordinator
Passaic City (N.J.) Public Schools

Stephen Fang
Education Team

Who will benefit:
District administrators and technology leaders interested in next generation assessments, 1:1 or integrating web tools and applications into learning. Anyone may attend.

Date of broadcast: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
2:00 pm EST