Talk to Greg Martin at Chittenden about the Performance Assessment
Framework that he has been developing with Ed Barry at Milton.
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Charles Cavanaugh
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 1:40 PM
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Subject: Software for Assessing student computer skills
I'm wondering if anyone on the list is aware of any type of software
that measures and assesses student computer skills. We've been spending
quite a bit of time this year compiling a list of the particular
computer skills that kids should master at particular grade levels.
There is talk that I should sit down with individual students and go
over a checklist of skills with each student (talk about taking the fun
out of computing!) If there was a piece of software that would lead
students through particular computer tasks and then offer an assessment
of that student's abilities, there might be a great savings in time and
I'm also wondering about how people feel about the issue of student
assessment with regard to computer skills. I get the feeling that we're
nitpicking when we wonder whether a first grade student is capable of
completing a left-mouse click, or a third grader is able to drag-select
a body of text and transform it in some fashion. Has anyone else mulled
over these things?
Thanks for any input.
Johnson Elementary School