Smarter Balanced Compliant

FPS is in touch with our K-12 customers, we do our best to educate ourselves with the latest news in the Technology Sector by subscribing to many of the newsletters available to Technology Officers, IT Professionals, K-12 Educators, and Administration Officials.

Further we make sure we and our technicians are fully adept to both the minimum and recommended requirements to meet current Smarter Balanced guidelines.

Some of the requirements of the Smarter Balanced Protocol includes:

  • Minimum Windows XP (Service Pack 3) (no longer supported by Microsoft)
  • Recommended Windows 7+
  • Minimum MAC OS 10.4.4 Mac Computer with Intel X86 or Power PC G3 (300 Mhz) processor
  • Recommended MAC OS X 10.7+ 1 GHZ Processor, 1GB RAM, 80 GB HD
  • Minimum Linux (Ubunta 9-10, Fedora 6) PII or AMD K6-111 233 MHZ Processor, 64 MB RAM, 52 MB HD Free
  • Recommended Linux (Ubunta 11.10, Fedora 16 1 Ghz processor, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HD
  • Minimum IOS IPads running iOS 6 Recommended IOS IPads 3+ running iOS6
  • Android Minimum Smarter Balance-certified running 4.0+ - Recommended
  • Smarter Balanced-certified Android 4.0+
  • Windows based tablets Windows 8+ (excluding Windows RT)
  • Chrome OS All Chromebooks running Chrome OS (rolling release)