Planning for Online Assessments with Chromebooks and Google Admin Console

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director







Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour

In this webinar, hear from the Google in Education team who will provide an overview of how Chromebooks can be used as secure devices for online assessments for students.

Google’s web-based Admin console allows IT administrators to manage their school’s Chrome devices with just a few clicks. Chromebooks can be configured as locked-down assessment kiosks. You can disable students’ access to surf the web during an exam, in addition to disabling external storage (e.g., USB flash drives), screenshots, audio output sources (e.g., speakers), and audio capture sources (e.g., microphones).

Last year, the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium verified Chromebooks as meeting the hardware and operating system requirements for online student assessments in the 2014-2015 school year. This past February, Chromebooks were used in the pilot tests developed by the American Institute of Research (AIR) for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Join this webinar to learn more about Chromebooks and how you can use Google’s web-based Admin console for your school’s testing needs.



Webinar Speakers

Joel Solomons
Sales Engineer, Google in Education

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Joel Solomons is a Sales Engineer on the Google in Education team. Joel focuses on solution selling and provides technical support for Google’s Enterprise Education products which include Google Apps, Chromebooks and Android. Originally from the Sydney office, Joel joined the Education team in Mountain View at the start of 2013. Prior to working at Google he managed an I.T. infrastructure team and also worked on I.T sales. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and is completing his Masters in I.T.


Rob Nielsen
Software Engineering Manager, Pearson

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Rob Nielsen is a Software Engineering Manager at Pearson based out of Minneapolis, MN. Rob leads the TestNav Platform team which is creating the TestNav Chrome App, along with other components of TestNav. Rob has worked at Pearson for 7 years, and prior to Pearson, he worked at various other software engineering organizations. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science. Rob is also a mentor and volunteer for his son’s FIRST Robotics FRC team KING TeC.


Kendall England
Cherry Creek Schools Information Systems Department








I have been with the Cherry Creek Schools Information Systems Department since 2003 and have held various jobs in the department. I’m that guy everyone says, “Ask Kendall… he knows.”

Well, I don’t claim to know everything but I strive to be well informed on the latest technologies and trends in Information Systems. I believe if you work hard you can achieve all your goals. In these past few years I have become more familiar with VMware vSphere, Dell Compellent SANs, Google Apps Management, Office 365 and Exchange 2010.


Vidya Nagarajan
Product Manager, Google, Chrome for Education and Business








Vidya is responsible for the development and management of Chromebooks for education and business. She has years of experience building innovative products for enterprise customers. Prior to this, Vidya was responsible for managing global programs centered around successful deployment of Google Apps in enterprises. She has led some of the largest Google Apps deployments in enterprises such as Genentech and City of Los Angeles among others. Vidya holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration


Kellie C. Ady
District Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Cherry Creek School District








Kellie Ady is currently a District Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. Before moving into this position, she worked at the high school level for 8 years as a school-based staff developer and instructional technology coordinator. A GAFE district since 2008, Cherry Creek Schools is currently deploying over 18,000 Chromebooks to its 60 schools

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