August 5, 2014

Top 10 for Teachers and PARCC Technology Update

Good morning!

As many Illinois districts are approaching the start of the school year, we’ve produced the attached handout that is specifically directed toward teachers.  Feel free to distribute this handout throughout your districts.  As we move forward, we will continue producing resources like this that will ease the transition to the new state assessments.

Additionally, there is a new technology update from PARCC.  To improve efficiency and narrow toward the intended audience, we’ll be moving these updates to our Technology Point of Contact (TPOC) listserv.  To subscribe to this listserv (which is intended for district technology staff), please send a blank email with the word “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line to  We will also distribute this update through the Learning Technology Centers to be sure it hits the necessary audience.  We’ll get it posted on our website too.

Also, Pearson is currently updating its PearsonAccess system prior to the new year.  During this time you will not be able to log in to the website.  We’ll be sure to let you know when it becomes available again.

Good luck to you in the coming school year!