Educational Design and Technology

Devices and Infrastructure

Learning technology prepares students to demonstrate knowledge and skill using the tools they will need to be ready for college and careers.

To support our students’ increased use of learning technology for college and career readiness, the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) have set a course to prepare the State's P-12 education system for a transition to the Common Core Learning Standards, including personalized learning opportunities and the next generation of assessments that leverage computer-based testing (CBT).

Technology Purchases

NYSED Field Memo on Technology Purchases

The memorandum below provides Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), school districts, charter and other public schools, and non-public schools with guidance on the purchase of technology devices, infrastructure, and broadband connectivity that support personalized learning, the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), and computer-based testing (CBT).

Technology Purchases to Support the Implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards Portable Document Format icon (91KB)

NYSED Strategies to Leverage Aid for Technology Purchases

This field guidance is divided into six sections to assist school and district administrators in working with stakeholders in the school community, and with current technological capacity and infrastructure to support and strengthen a technology-rich learning environment.


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New York State Education Department
Phone: (518) 474-5461
E-Mail: edtech@nysed.gov



Last Updated: September 21, 2015