The fast, easy, and cost-effective way to perform digital testing
For many school districts throughout the United States, prepping computers for online assessment as part of state achievement testing is a time-intensive task, often involving the majority of the technology staff—sometimes for weeks.
That is, except for schools that have transitioned to using Chromebooks.
Those schools benefit from the fast, easy management that the Google Admin console provides...so when digital testing comes around, technology teams can easily disable students' access to the web as well as external storage, screenshots, and printing capabilities.
Several organizations, including PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment consortium, have verified that Chromebooks are a secure platform for administering assessments and meet K-12 education testing standards when configured properly.
Maximize your existing resources with CloudReady
Installing CloudReady on your existing PCs and Macs removes the legacy Windows or Mac operating system, turning those devices into Chrome devices and making them faster, more secure, and more reliable. And because CloudReady shares the same technical architecture as Chromebooks, it's just as secure and easy to use your CloudReady devices for state testing as Chromebooks.
Just like with a Chromebook, administrators can use the Google Admin console to put CloudReady computers into Kiosk mode, or configure Public Session mode, and launch testing sites or apps quickly and simply.
For schools with obsolete, slow, and unsupported computers that don't support testing, installing CloudReady is the perfect way to continue using those devices for years to come, maximizing your existing investment while actually expanding the number of test-ready computers you have on hand for digital testing.
Real-world impacts at Gordon-Rushville Public Schools
Alton Archibald, Technology Director for Nebraska's Gordon-Rushville Public School District, had 160 older MacBooks that no longer supported digital testing. CloudReady changed that.
"It’s basically helped make those devices usable," Archibald said. "It’s saved the district money. I couldn’t afford to replace those machines right away. Now it’s safe for these devices to be back online. I’m not running multiple platforms; everything is basically the same operating system. Since we’re a Google Apps school, it streamlines everything."
Learn how CloudReady can help you
Try CloudReady free on your school’s devices—or get in touch with our Sales team to request a consultation or a price quote.