The Device Certification Program is designed to enable hardware and operating system providers with the ability to officially confirm that their device can administer a Smarter Balanced online assessment. By participating in the Program and undergoing system compatibility checks, providers’ operating systems or devices can be included on the official list of supported devices used for Smarter Balanced assessments.
This Device Certification Program can help states, districts, and schools effectively plan their hardware and IT infrastructure needs. Specifically, it can help districts and schools:
- be proactive about their hardware/IT infrastructure planning;
- know their hardware and operating system options; and
- ensure they are technologically ready for the Smarter Balanced assessments.