PARCC has published guidance to inform schools and districts as they make technology purchases to best serve the instructional needs of their students (http://www.parcconline.org/technology). This guidance is updated to reflect current knowledge about what states will need to administer PARCC's computer based assessment components. The most current version of this document and most up-to-date information is maintained at http://www.parcconline.org/technology.
As stated in previous PARCC technology guidance, "All hardware choices should first consider the instructional needs of schools and students. Some students may need hardware that exceeds these minimum guidelines, and some students may require qualitatively different hardware. Districts should rely on local expert judgments and discussions with appropriate authorities to determine the hardware that is most appropriate to deliver quality instruction, and to support individual students."
Since PARCC technology information will be periodically updated, it is recommended that a representative from each New Jersey LEA and/or testing site register to receive email notices at the "Stay informed!" signup section at the bottom of the PARCC Technology web page.