Device and Broadband Access

A Framework and Resources for Measuring Student Needs and Development During Remote and Blended Learning​

To participate in remote instruction fully, each student needs access to a reliable device appropriate for remote instruction and a broadband connection that can serve all who need to use it without disruption.

Teacher and Administrator Insights

A Future Project?

Availability of resources to do remote, hybrid, and in-person instruction well during the pandemic varies considerably across the state. To guide resource allocation, it would be useful to understand what is available to districts versus what is necessary to follow ISBE guidance in areas like access to broadband, devices, nurses, and personal protective equipment. This gap analysis of district resources versus the recommended resource levels in ISBE guidance can help to target investments resulting from any future federal or state recovery funds.

We are still working with families who need access to internet. We purchased hot spots for families who live in rural areas with no internet access.
From an Administrator
@ a Large District

Promising Practices

Exemplars, Resources, and Research