iPad iOS 8.1.3 and PARCC Testing

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The recent update for iPad iOS (8.1.3) includes several important features for PARCC assessments. In fact, these features were added by Apple specifically to support “configuration options for education standardized testing.” The features include the ability to disable the dictionary, QuickType predictive keyboard, AutoCorrection, and spell check for supervised devices. Schools using Mobile Device Management systems should consult their providers regarding the ability to globally change disable these iPad features for PARCC testing.

All iPads being used in PARCC testing this year should be updated to 8.1.3 and the most recent version of the TestNav app.

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