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State Testing: What Headsets Will You Need?

Spring has arrived, and with it, the school standardized testing season. Throughout the country, students will soon be taking state tests. TELPAS, PARCC WCAP, SBAC and more. Educators and testing coordinators preparing for testing will need headsets for use with the test so that students can complete listening comprehension and speaking exercises. Many state tests have requirements for these headsets to make sure they will be compatible with the testing software, and schools will need to navigate these requirements to find a headset style that will work and fit their budget. In this post, we outline some of the headset requirements and spotlight three of the most popular styles for schools to purchase. 

So, what are the headset requirements? Some testing requires headsets used must have a microphone for speaking exercises and must sit on the students’ ears and not in them (meaning that earbud styles are excluded). Using an over-the-ear headphone style instead of earbuds is also more comfortable for most students and allows them to fully focus on the test. Headsets must have a double earpiece (no single-ear styles), have stereo sound, and utilize a single, 3.5mm TRRS plug to connect into the computer. Styles with a single TRRS plug will simplify set-up, as teachers and students won’t need to deal with multiple plugs for earphones and microphones. Additional requirements are:

Driver unit size: 32mm

Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohms

Microphone Frequency Response: 100 – 12,000 Hz

Microphone Impedance: 3,320 Ohms

Using the right headsets for testing is essential so that student responses are clear and can be properly assessed.

Encore Data Products carries a wide range of headsets that fit these requirements. Here are three of the most popular styles used by our customers:

  • Soundnetic SN503: These headsets are one of the most affordable styles that our customers. The boom microphone is adjustable so each student can move it to the most comfortable position for them. The SN503 has a braided cord that helps prevent fraying, meaning these headsets can stand up to heavy use. Each one comes with a plastic storage bag, making it easy for students to store their headsets after testing.
  • AVID Education AE-55: The AE-55 was designed with the TELPAS test in mind. The ambidextrous design allows the microphone to rotate 270 degrees, so students can put these headsets on in either direction and the microphone will work. The cord comes with a Velcro tie that will keep cords from tangling with each other when the headsets are stored. The leatherette earpads are easy to clean and can be wiped down between uses.
  • ThinkWrite 90103: ThinkWrite headsets have a larger earpiece that is meant to fit over the student ’s entire ear. This guarantees comfort during applications requiring the student to wear the headset for a long period of time. Volume control on the cord of the 90103 allows students to adjust audio volume as needed. The microphone has a stiff plastic arm for maximum durability; it can also swivel up out of the way when not needed or when the headsets are stored. ThinkWrite headsets have a wide range of applications in addition to TELPAS, making them a good investment for computer and language labs.

With any of these headsets, students will not be hindered by unreliable or incorrect equipment. Instead, students will be able to focus entirely on their exam, enabling them to achieve their highest potential. As testing kicks off for some schools (and wraps up for others), we wish all students good luck on their exams this spring and in the fall!

How to choose the correct headphone plug for your device!

How do I know the correct headphone to use?

Check out our guide to headphone plug types.

Headphones in the classroom connect to computers, PC’s, tablets ,smartphones and other audio devices.

Its critical to use the correct headphone for the job!

Curriculum directors will confirm whether a microphone is also required for language learning or testing applications.

This will affect the plug type on your headphones – so you can determine the correct headphone or headset to use on your particular device.

The most common plug types are summarized here.

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TRRS

Extremely popular.

The majority of tablets and many computers have this single 3.5mm headphone jack that allows you to simply plug-in and use.  A solution for listening and talking-for example- online assessment testing.

TRRS means : Tip Ring Ring Sleeve – 4 conductors allowing stereo audio plus a mono microphone input.

DUAL 3.5mm

Typically found on desktop computers and plugs directly into the sound card.

Ensure the mic and stereo left and right cables are correctly connected!

 

 

USB

Connected directly to your computer USB port.

Microphone capable as well as stereo audio for listening.

Once plugged in- your computer will recognize your USB headset as the listening device and keep drivers automatically updated.

A popular education choice for language learning and State testing assessments – eg.TELPAS , WIDA , PARCC

Single 3.5mm (TRS) Stereo

For listening only and same as TRRS without microphone capability.

Extremely popular!

Quarter inch Jack

A precursor to the 3.5mm TRS connector.

For listening in mainly mono applications now, for example : (English Language Learning / ELD, language labs, speech pathology.)

 

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Our main focus is listening technology: headphones , headsets , earbuds -designed for durability mainly for education market.

We carry manufacturers developing products specifically for this market : HamiltonBuhl , Avid Education , Califone , Cyber Acoustics , ThinkWrite , Soundnetic.

Consequently we have model lines that meet the State class testing requirements for headsets – be it WIDA , TELPAS, PARCC etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We carry a vast selection of earbuds – perfect for one time use , promo giveaway and perfect for schools, libraries , plasma donation clinics , hospitals , hotels , gyms , spas , museums , tourist attractions or businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

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Encore Data Products – providing quality products at great prices!

Based in Lafayette, Colorado. We supply the education, health and fitness, hospitality, business and government industries with high quality audio visual equipment and technology accessories.

With an ever-expanding product selection from top brands, free shipping options, competitive pricing and easy ordering, Encore Data Products enables its clients to maximize their investment in equipment needed to enrich their learning, health and business environments!

Whether its headphones or headsets for a classroom – a mobile device charging solution for STEM lab or media room – or earbuds for a hotel or spa – we have you covered – give us a call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 !

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PRE-ORDER AVID EDUCATION AE-55 (TELPAS TESTING) HEADSETS NOW!

Shipping early July- so preorder today!

Introducing AVID AE-55  HEADPHONE WITH MICROPHONE AND 3.5MM TRRS PLUG or USB 2.0 connector.

Designed for State testing and TELPAS specifications!

Available in black/blue or black/orange.

See samples at ISTE 2018 Encore Data Products booth 1287 June 24-27th 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The AVID AE-55 series of headsets delivers on the various state and TELPAS specifications and is designed for quality performance and comfort.
An excellent choice for the classroom,  the library and testing.

 

FEATURES:
Blue and Black or back and orange color pattern
Noise-reducing ambidextrous design
Chew resistant 6 foot cord with velcro tie for quick storage
Unidirectional noise-canceling microphone
Microphone is bi-directional and rotates 270 degrees

3.5 mm plug, 4 pole (TRRS) stereo wiring or USB 2.0, with molded straight strain relief
Soft leatherette easy clean removable earpads
Individually bagged

Compatible with virtually all computer devices.

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT : JACKBOXES FOR CLASSROOM LEARNING

We have numerous models of #JACKBOXES from #CALIFONE and #HAMILTONBUHL with different features :delivering stereo sound for  students -includes volume controls for personalized listening levels!

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Here’s a small selection:

CALIFONE 1216USB 6 POSITION USB JACK BOX

Introducing the first multi-modal jackbox which is capable of recording verbal responses in addition to playing audio. When connecting up to six microphones, the jackbox transfers students’ answers through its USB plug to the connected computer, where their answers can be stored and replayed from. The USB jackbox doubles the effectiveness of language learning with speech utilization, making it ideal for students of all ages as well as for multiple users on a VOIP call.

 

 

 

6-position for group use
Anti-slip skid pads underneath jackbox
Separate 3.5mm inputs for headphones and microphones
Universal volume & mic controls
Includes necessary AC Adapter

 

CALIFONE 1210AVPS TEN-POSITION 1/4″ STEREO JACK BOX

1. Ten 1/4″ learning positions, each with individual volume control large enough for most groups
2. Rugged ABS plastic casing for durability and school safety
3. Permanently attached 6′ cord with 1/4″ and 3.5mm plugs connects with media players
4. Silver-plated contacts prevent crackling sound heard with other jackboxes when connecting
5. Skid-resistant pads at each corner won’t mar or scrape surface
6. Two predrilled holes to permanently affix jackbox

– Ideal for Listening Centers, literacy groups, ELD/ ELL and Special Education applications, call center training and Language Labs
– Number of Listening Positions: 10
– Cord: Permanently attached, 5 foot with 1/4″ and mini plugs
– Contact points: Silver-plated for better connection and are moisture resistant to prevent corrosion
– Housing: ABS plastic for durability and safety
– Volume Control: Individual control on each position
– Dimensions: 2″ H X 4.25″ L X 4.25″ D

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warranty: For school/business uses for 1 year from purchase date
Safety: Built for use in schools, churches, business and government facilities

 

HAMILTON JBP8VA EIGHT-POSITION JACK BOX 3.5MM STEREO – RED

The JBP8VAR Jackbox delivers stereo sound for up to 8 students and includes volume controls for personalized listening levels!

Constructed of heavy gauge plastic, this 8 position jackbox has eight 3.5mm headphone or headset jacks and features a 4 foot long connection cable with dual source plug for a 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch jack, making it compatible with a wide range of media players!

Pair it up with your choice of HamiltonBuhl media players and headphones or headsets and you have an 8 station learning center!

Specifications:

  • Construction: Heavy gauge plastic
  • Color: Red – OTHER COLORS TOO!
  • Accommodates: Eight 3.5mm headphone jacks
  • Source plug: Dual jacks − one -1/4″ other 1/8″
  • Connection cable: 4′ long
  • Volume control: Individual volume control knobs for each headphone position

 

CLASSROOM HEADPHONES – ALMOST 300 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM!

We know it is important for students to learn and test at their own pace and external noise reduction is of utmost importance.
Encore has done the research for you by offering 289 high quality #headphones#headsets and #earbuds designed for students from pre-K through high school!🍏💻🎧
Quantity pricing/ multi-packs. 
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Quality products by Califone, HamiltonBuhl, ThinkWrite , Avid Education , Cyber Acoustics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to add the Avid Fishbone TRRS adapter and prevent pin breakage in laptops and other devices.

The school environment can be tough on electronics and this inexpensive product can save on expensive repairs to headphone ports on devices!

 

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COLORFUL HEADPHONES FOR CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION!

PERFECT FOR CLASSROOM!🎧🍏

We have a vast array of headphone choices available in multiple colors for classroom organization and tasks.

Multiple quality manufacturers including:

AVID EDUCATION FV-060
Rugged earcup rotation mechanism that allows flat, space saving storage.
Easy to clean and available in classroom packs of 24 or 30 pieces
Meets #CPSIA and #TPCH Standards 


 

 

 

 

 

 

AVID EDUCATION AE -711

A high quality and durable stereo headphone with an adjustable headband and soft foam earpads.  Individually sealed in plastic.
This is a staple of the AVID line of products built for the education market.
The AE-711 features a single 3.5mm plug for compatibility with virtually all electronic devices.
The adjustable headband fits heads of all sizes.

6 foot stereo cord.

This product meets CPSIA and TPCH standards for environmental compliance and safety.  Prop 65.

Order replacement earpads for multiple uses.

Comes in 3 colors: Blue, Red and Yellow.

 

 

 

HAMILTONBUHL Flex-Phones

Virtually indestructible and made from a single piece of EVA foam.

EVA foam is safe, non-toxic, BPA-free, soft and an extremely flexible material.

Flex-Phones are certified for all major USA and international child safety testing standards.

Scholastic Teacher’s Pick WINNER!
“The Best of 2015”.

Recommended for children ages 3 and up, Flex-Phones deliver high quality sound that will never exceed 85 decibels, ensuring young developing ears are protected.

Wireless model available too with classroom listening pack options.

Specifications:

  • 3.5mm stereo plug
  • Drivers:  30 mm
  • Impedance 32 ohms
  • Frequency Response:  20-20000Hz
  • Sensitivity:  82d B +- 3d B
  • Cord:  4 feet straight nylon cord
  • Warranty:  1 Year

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HAMILTONBUHL T-PRO SCHOOL TESTING HEADSETS WITH MICROPHONE

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FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Superior speaker drivers for crystal clear sound quality
  • Ambient noise-cancelling, adjustable, steel-reinforced gooseneck microphone with wider frequency response range to capture all student responses even lower and higher frequencies
  • “Ambidextrous” gooseneck mic with a 210° swivel range to accommodate both right and left-handed users
  • Noise-reducing, deluxe ear cup design to minimize noise for better concentration and focus
  • On-ear cup volume control knob to eliminate accidental volume changes during testing
  • Soft, comfortable Leatherette ear cushions for easy cleaning and easy care
  • Dura-Cord – 5’ chew- and kink-resistant cord
  • Lightweight, durable design with foldable headband for easy storage
  • Slim barrel, 120° jack for easier audio-jack insertion into devices with protective covers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headset Specifications:

  • Noise-reducing, deluxe ear cup design to minimize noise for better concentration and focus
  • Soft, comfortable Leatherette ear cushions or easy cleaning and easy care
  • 40mm Stereo Speaker Drivers
  • Ear Cup Volume Control, Mute Dial
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Max. Input Power: 100mW
  • Frequency: 20~20,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 105dB ±4dB
  • Plug: 3.5mm (1/8″) TRRS
  • 5′ Dura-Cord™ chew-resistant, PVC-sleeved, braided nylon cord

Microphone Specifications:

  • Stereo, Unidirectional
  • Steel-reinforced
  • Ambient noise-cancelling
  • Mic Frequency: 50~16,000Hz
  • Mic Sensitivity: -43dB ±3dB
  • Impedance: 3320 ohms

Warranty: 1 Year

 



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