Last week, the non-profit organization EducationSuperHighway launched the National School Speed Test in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education to take an inventory of the state of Internet access in America’s K-12 schools. Their objective is to collect 1 million responses (10 per school) on the ACTUAL performance of the Internet in our classrooms and school libraries. The information gathered will be used to raise awareness of the need to upgrade the Internet access in our schools as a prerequisite to digital learning. It will also help guide the allocation of $2.5 billion in annual funding for school Internet access upgrades.
You can help measure your school’s Internet performance by taking one minute and going to www.SchoolSpeedTest.org from a computer or wireless device connected to your school’s network.