8th Grade Technology Literacy
8th Grade Technology Literacy Requirements
The primary goal of the Ed-Tech program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools. It is also designed to assist students in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, and to encourage the effective integration of technology with teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods.
…from No Child Left Behind ESEA Act
The district has a plan for the evaluation of students in order to demonstrate technological literacy by the end of eighth grade.
…from DPI monitoring handbook
…from ESEA Assurances checklist
Reporting must be done in 3 areas:
8th Grade Technology Literacy Model: Course and Assessments
This course, Computer Applications, was developed by Rebecca Krueger of Kewaunee Schools. She has taught the course for seven years, and has aligned it to Wisconsin ITLS standards. This is intended to be a starting point for districts who need help developing their 8th grade tech literacy program, and should be adapted to meet district needs. The model will be aligned to grade level ITLS standards and benchmarks and mapped to K-12 curriculum as we work through the 2006-07 school year.
Twelve districts and CESA 7 spent time looking at tech literacy assessments for the NCLB tech lit requirement for 8th graders. Below are the notes from the sessions and links to various assessment tools, as well as several items that may be helpful if you are still looking for an assessment.
Links to sample assessments
Cannot take sample test, but here is a link to twenty additional sample questions www.learning.com/tla/20itemsample/fall06/. A set-up of the full test would cost $1500 plus $5 per user.
NETS has 12 separate online tests that are free. http://www.iste.org/inhouse/resources/asmt/msiste/index.cfm?Section=NETS_OTA&CFID=8812792&CFTOKEN=53297163
ICT two tests – one for graduating HS seniors, and one for college grads. Cost is $33 per student.
When asked to enter institution code, please enter 6 0's (000000) In order to access the test, you will need to have admin rights on your workstation and perform the 3 site readiness steps found on the administration home page link below before you launch the test on your workstation.
North Carolina TechKnow is a series of project based units, with demos and competitions as the authentic assessments. Didn’t find a specific assessment.
Free student self-assessment surveys
K to the 8th Power has 25 questions as a free demo.
Bernajean Porter’s scoring guides for digital projects
TechPOINT's survey costs $2 per student, $5 per adult. Check with them for afree pilot.
Sample items and answers are on the CD.
Student technology literacy certification program – project based.