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TCEA Technology Literacy AssessmentProviding districts with the data they need to make a difference
TCEA to offer free assessment
Through a collaboration with Learning.com, TCEA will offer all Texas districts a technology literacy assessment for 8th grade students in the 2012-2013 school year at no cost to the district.
The online assessment includes a blend of interactive, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, knowledge-based questions to measure and report technology literacy and skills for middle school students.
The assessment will provide districts with the data they need to understand how well students grasp critical 21st century skills. It will be based on the Technology Application TEKS (TA-TEKS).
Why is TCEA offering this assessment? We have heard our districts tell us they need valid data on how well their students are prepared for the 21st century with critical technology and 21st century skills. We want to provide our districts with a consistent measure, and psychometrically valid data based on Texas standards. Our goal is to provide districts with their own data, along with comparison data from state-wide results, to support improved student technology learning and help teachers plan how to integrate technology more effectively into the core curriculum.
Why is TCEA partnering with Learning.com? Learning.com already has an assessment that is aligned to the TEKS standards and it works with nearly all districts in the state with its technology literacy curriculum, EasyTech, and would be able to efficiently provide this assessment through its digital learning environment.
How to participate in the 2012-2013 Spring free Assessment
The assessment is open to all districts and includes both charter schools and private schools. If you would like your 8th grade students to take part in the 2012-2013 TCEA Technology Literacy Assessment the district-level technology director or coordinator should complete the request at the Assessment Participation Request.
2012-2013 Assessment Participants
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