TCEA and Learning.com Technology Literacy Assessment
Providing districts with the data they need to make a difference
Through a partnership with Learning.com, TCEA will offer all Texas districts a technology literacy assessment for 8th grade students 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).
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 free 2013-2014 Spring TCEA Technology Literacy Assessment the district-level technology director or coordinator should complete the request here: Assessment Participation Request.
First Day the Assessment is Available to Districts Jan. 6, 2014
Last Day the Assessment is Available to Districts June 14, 2014
Several presentations will be offered to provide guidance on setting up, delivering, and reading the results of the assessment. Please register for the session that is best for you. All webinar sessions will be recorded and sent to you once completed, but you must register for it in advance.
Delivering the Technology Literacy Assessment: Existing Users
Presentations will also be offered during the TCEA Annual Convention & Exposition. You must be registered for the convention to attend, but you do not need to register for the presentations individually.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Schools and districts from Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Schools and districts from Regions 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Thursday, Feb. 6
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Schools and districts from Regions 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Schools and districts from Regions, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20
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.
WayFind Teacher Assessment
Learning.com's WayFind Teacher Assessment is offered at 20 percent off the list price, exclusive for TCEA members. The assessment provides the data you need to understand how well your teachers grasp critical 21st century teaching skills. Use prescription and included curriculum to assign the right professional development to the right teachers. Identify teachers who excel to share their best practices and teaching strategies. All aligned to ISTE NETS-T standards.