Digital Literacy Assessment Tools & Resources
How will you prove your students meet NCLB requirements to be "technology literate" by 8th Grade? This free assessment is based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S), the assessment is available in both Mac and PC versions. In other words, the screen shots used in the assessment questions match those of a Mac or PC. (The actual assessment is web-based and platform-independent).
Learning.com's 21st Century Skills Assessment provides psychometrically valid data on how well your students grasp critical 21st century skills, and is fully aligned to the ISTE NETS-S 2007 refreshed standards.
Atomic Learning's Tech Skills Student Assessment helps you gauge technology skill levels, demonstrating that skills can actually be applied.
This Self-Assessment was designed to help students at University of Washington determine if they need additional training or practice to meet the computer-related requirements of their degree program.
Many states have standards that help define media and technology literacy. However, only the five states below reported a state wide assessment of media literacy skills/
Assessment of Digital Literacy skills.
Digital Literacy Certificate Test/Assessment Test from Microsoft.
Are you thinking of starting student blogs? Here is a great rubric that can be used to guide and assess student writing.
A school's Acceptable Use Policy, or AUP, is a list of technology regulations that require students to use technology responsibly and prevent abuse of school computers. Students are often required to sign this "user contract" in order to use school network computers but unfortunately many sign without reading or understanding the information. The Smart AUP assessment tool is a fun and effective way for students to demonstrate to teachers and administrators that they have read and understand the AUP. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen for two sample Acceptable Use policies for K-6 and Gr 7-12.
Helps teachers incorporate technology into core curriculum and creates student portfolios online to manage student projects.
Now with performance-based questions, SimpleAssessment PLUS allows students to be assessed while interacting with today's most popular applications in a controlled environment that will gauge their hands-on working knowledge.
Free online lesson from SimpleK12′s Protecting Students in the 21st Century Online Library, a comprehensive, online internet safety program that involves your students, teachers, and parents to keep teens safe online and with their cell phones. In addition to the online curriculum and training lessons, the program includes assessments, quizzes, and a safety pledge for students, safety plans for teachers, and a self-assessment and resources for parents.
TRAILS-9, which stands for Tools for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literary Skills, uses multiple questions to assess the information literacy skills of students based on sixth- and ninth-grade standards. The free site, which is a project of the Institute of Library and Information Literacy Education, was developed to give library media specialists a tool to identify strengths and weaknesses of their students' information-seeking abilities.
TechLiteracy Assessment uses a blend of interactive, performance-based questions and multiple choice, knowledge-based questions to measure and report technology literacy for elementary and middle school students
Revised to include use of Web 2.0 collaborative tools and 21st century skills in the communication spectrum.
The test, iCritical Thinking Certification, created by the Educational Testing Service and Certiport, reveals whether or not a person is able to combine technical skills with experiences and knowledge. Today’s students need to be able to think critically and effectively solve problems while using technology going beyond simply searching for information. They also must evaluate the legitimacy of the information, put it in context, and then apply problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Microsoft, Intel, and Cisco–three technology giants that last year vowed to increase their efforts aimed at global education reform–have banded together to develop the next generation of assessments: tests that measure 21st-century skills and provide a global framework for excellence.