Nonpublic Schools

Technology Readiness Tool

College and career readiness are the hallmarks of the Regents Reform Agenda. Such readiness will ensure that students are able to successfully participate in a increasingly connected world. In alignment with increased efforts to use technology for rigorous instructional opportunities, the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) have set a course to prepare for a transition to computer-based testing. New York State is using the Technology Readiness Tool ( external link icon) to prepare for computer-based testing. The two national assessment consortia (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, and Smarter Balanced) have launched this tool, which surveys current technology capacity and infrastructure in each school building statewide across the country. It can serve as an inventory of current equipment and can be updated by schools and/or districts as technology changes. New York State is using the Technology Readiness Tool to determine the feasibility of computer-based testing and to inform future planning.

Nonpublic schools are encouraged to participate in the Technology Readiness Tool by providing a point of contact to NYSED at When you provide a point of contact for your school's use of the Technology Readiness Tool, s/he will receive an auto-generated welcome message to get started with the Technology Readiness Tool. A recommended point person could be your school's technology or data director/coordinator. Attached please find information regarding New York's use of the Technology Readiness Tool intended for your school's technology or data director/coordinator.

If you have any questions about the Technology Readiness Tool, please send them to For information about the transition to computer-based testing, please refer to NYSED's computer-based testing web page at:

Last Updated: November 16, 2012