The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consists of a group of 14 states and the District of Columbia working to establish a set of high quality, computer-based assessments in K-12 subjects. The PARCC assessments will be ready for administration during the 2014-2015 school year. Other states are either considering joining PARCC or are developing their own computer-based testing initiatives. While this shift in student assessment requires fewer physical resources such as printed testing booklets and writing instruments, schools must prepare to be equipped with the technology and computer furniture requirements necessary for computer-based testing.
Being a teacher can be hectic. You are constantly dealing with a large group of children that can switch moods in an instant while having to worry about getting your lesson plan together and having to grade a seemingly endless amount of papers. The last thing you want to do is worry about what types of chairs your students will be sitting in. This is why taking a peek at our large supply of school chairs can help you get the right ones for your room, so you can keep you attention focused on everything else.
Toddlers aren’t the best judges of when it’s time to take a nap. But when it’s time, make sure you use good judgement and have them rest their tired, sometimes delirious, heads on a quality rest mat. Perfect for daycare students, the Rainbow Rest Mats by ECR4Kids feature an easy-to-clean vinyl cover and a soft, 2″ thick foam core. (continue reading…)
Everyone wants to finish a day at the office feeling productive and successful, but often it can feel like a challenge just to keep up with everything that piles up on your desk. These three simple steps will show you how to organize your office desk, allowing you to focus on the projects that truly matter for your success.