CTedtech: K-12 CONTENT STANDARDS

PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 12

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS

1. Basic Operations And Concepts

  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology

2. Social, Ethical and Human Issues

  • Students understand the ethical, cultural and societal issues related to technology
  • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information and software
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits and productivity

3. Technology Productivity Tools

  • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity and promote creativity
  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications and producing other creative works

4. Technology Communications Tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish and interact with peers, experts and other audiences
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences

5. Technology Research Tools

  • Students use technology to locate, evaluate and collect information from a variety of sources
  • Students use technology tools to process data and report results
  • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific tasks

6. Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools

  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions
  •  Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world

Reprinted with permission from National Educational Technology Standards for Students—Connecting Curriculum and Technology, published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NETS Project.

CoMPETENCY Standard 1: BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS

  •  Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  •  Students are proficient in the use of technology.

Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 Performance Standards

Educational experiences in Grades Pre-K-4 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 5-8 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 9-12 will assure that students:

  •  Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audio tapes, and other technologies
  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities
  •  Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology
  • Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning
  •  Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages those uses provide
  •  Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software and connectivity, and of practical applications to learning and problem solving
  •  Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively
  •  Independently operate school computers and demonstrate ability to use the system’s software and special features
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently use personal productivity software to create products in a wide range of formats (newsletters, budgets, brochures, imported graphics, web pages, etc.)
  • Describe general criteria used to evaluate and compare different types of computers, peripherals and other technology tools
  • Demonstrate the ability to use basic features (entering information/data, editing, calculating, manipulating information, saving files) of personal productivity software (word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.)
  • With assistance, develop strategies for solving common hardware and software problems
  •  Make informed choices among technology systems, resources and services
  • Produce a variety of products using the advanced features of personal productivity software


COMPETENCY STANDARD 2: SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND HUMAN ISSUES

  • Students understand the ethical, cultural and societal issues related to technology.
  • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information and software.
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits and productivity.

Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 Performance Standards

Educational experiences in Grades Pre-K-4 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 5-8 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 9-12 will assure that students:

  • Practice responsible use of technology systems and software
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom
  • Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate and inappropriate use of technology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society
  • Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse
  • Research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources concerning real-world problems
  • Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use
  • Apply established citation standards for giving credit for information or ideas used from electronic resources
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of ownership of ideas and information by respecting and observing laws and/ or guidelines for using information, hardware and networks
  • Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources and assess the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs
  • Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services
  • Analyze advantages and disadvantages of widespread use and reliance on technology in the workplace and in society as a whole
  • Demonstrate and advocate for legal and ethical behaviors among peers, family, and community regarding the use of technology and information
  •  Observe all ethical and legal restraints in copying or using material from any print, nonprint or electronic resources
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the process for copyrighting / protecting their original work
  • Observe local, state and national laws and policies and procedures regarding the use of computers, other technologies and networks


COMPETENCY STANDARD 3: TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish and interact with peers, experts and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 Performance Standards

Educational experiences in Grades Pre-K-4 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 5-8 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 9-12 will assure that students:

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities
  • Create developmentally appropriate multimedia products with support from teachers, family members, or student partners
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories
  •  Use appropriate software (writing tools, hypermedia, drawing tools, etc.) to organize and present ideas
  • Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research
  • Apply productivity / multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration and learning throughout the curriculum
  • Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom
  •  Use appropriate software (spreadsheet, database, hypermedia, etc.) to construct, organize, calculate, analyze and interpret ideas and data, and to present conclusions
  •  Create databases, spreadsheets and a variety of graphic presentations to communicate numeric and visual information using applications with varied and more sophisticated features
  • Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal / professional information
  • Investigate and apply expert systems, intelligent agents, and simulations in real-world situations
  •  Create written, oral, numeric and visual communications using appropriate applications (spreadsheet, database, hypermedia, etc.) to construct, organize, analyze and interpret ideas and data, and present conclusion


COMPETENCY STANDARD 4: TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish and interact with peers, experts and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 Performance Standards

Educational experiences in Grades Pre-K-4 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 5-8 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 9-12 will assure that students:

  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas and stories
  • Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members or student partners
  • Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., Web pages, videotapes) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others using telecommunications and collaborative tools to investigate curriculum-related problems, issues, and information, and to develop solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Use telecommunications efficiently and effectively to access remote information, communicate with others in support of direct and independent learning, and pursue personal interests
  • Use telecommunications and online resources (e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information
  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving and decision-making in content learning
  • Collaborate with peers, experts and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce and disseminate information, models and other creative works


CONTENT STANDARD 5: TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH TOOLS

  • Students use technology to locate, evaluate and collect information from a variety of sources.
  • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
  • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 Performance Standards

Educational experiences in Grades Pre-K-4 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 5-8 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 9-12 will assure that students:

  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas and stories
  • Use Internet resources and other electronic information resources with assistance
  • Describe ways technology can be used to organize and reorganize information
  • Perform simple key word searches
  • Use simple menus to locate information from electronic media
  • Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources, with assistance, to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems
  • Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research
  • Design, develop, publish and present products (e.g., Web pages, videotapes) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Collaborate with others using telecommunications and collaborative tools to investigate curriculum-related problems, issues and information and to develop solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Use telecommunications and online resources (e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem-solving, self-directed learning and extended learning activities
  • Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems
  • Evaluate technology-based options, including distance and distributed education, for lifelong learning
  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications and productivity
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning
  • Investigate and apply expert systems, intelligent agents and simulations in real-world situations
  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce and disseminate information, models and other creative works
  • Determine the best tool for locating information and use key word descriptors and Boolean logic (when appropriate) to perform advanced on-line and CD-ROM searches (e.g., field searches)
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data through the use of data management software (database, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Independently select and use an appropriate search engine or directory related to a specific task

 Determine key words and use Boolean logic (when appropriate) to search electronic and Internet-based databases

Demonstrate the ability to navigate through a variety of software menus to access information

Use technology tools to generate findings and organize results for presentation

Search, find, sort and evaluate database information from computers, CD-ROM and on-line resources and know how to apply established specific features of different search engines

 

Demonstrate the ability to identify and use a variety of features to locate information using an Internet search engine or directory

 

Develop and apply criteria for evaluating Internet resources

 

Use a variety of technology tools to organize and manipulate data to solve problems

 


COMPETENCY STANDARD 6: TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING TOOLS

  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.

  • Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 Performance Standards

Educational experiences in Grades Pre-K-4 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 5-8 will assure that students:

Educational experiences in Grades 9-12 will assure that students:

  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas and stories
  • Select appropriate resources from a variety of media formats, understanding that information is stored and accessed in different ways
  • Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration and learning throughout the curriculum
  • Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem-solving, self-directed learning and extended learning activities
  • Design, develop, publish and present products (e.g., Web pages, videotapes) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software and connectivity, and of practical applications to learning and problem solving
  • Determine when technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems
  • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness and bias of electronic information sources
  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications and productivity
  • Investigate and apply expert systems, intelligent agents and simulations in real-world situations
  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce and disseminate information, models and other creative works
  • Independently use technology to search for and identify potential work, career or study opportunities

GRADES 9 – 12 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS

PURSUING A CAREER IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FIELD

1.  Advanced Operations and Concepts

Students are proficient in the use of advanced technology as it applies to the Information Technology field


COMPETENCY STANDARD 1: ADVANCED OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS*

Students are proficient in the use of advanced technology as it applies to the Information Technology field.

Performance Standards

Related Skill Cluster Title

Educational experiences in Grades 9-12 will assure that students:

  • Analyze and design database

  • Develop and implement database
  • Perform administration and maintenance
  • Perform security administration
  • Provide client services

Database Development & Administration

Data Analyst

Database Administrator

Database Analyst

Database Developer

Data Architect

Data Modeler

Knowledge Architect

  • Perform analysis
  • Produce visual and functional design
  • Perform media production and acquisition
  • Implement and test design

Digital Media

Animator

2D/3D Artist

Virtual Reality Specialist

Multimedia Author

Media Specialist

Media/Instructional Designer

Producer

  • Define customer requirements

  • Determine systems solutions
  • Provide strategic direction for systems configuration and inter-operability
  • Provide high-level technology management implement systems

Enterprise Systems Analysis and Integration

Systems Analyst

Systems Integrator

Electronic Commerce Specialist

Electronic Transaction Specialist

Data Systems Manager

Data System Designer

Infrastructure Analyst

Business Continuity Analyst

Chief Information Officer

  • Perform analysis and design

  • Perform configuration and implementation
  • Perform testing
  • Perform monitoring and management
  • Perform administration and maintenance

Network Design and Administration

Network Technician

Network Engineer

Network Operations Analyst

Data Communications Analyst

Network Architect

  • Perform analysis

  • Develop structure

  • Design/develop program

  • Implement program

  • Test program

  • Validate program

Programming/Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Software Tester

Software Applications Specialist

Software Development Engineer

Program/Analyst

  • Perform troubleshooting

  • Provide facilitation and customer service
  • Perform hardware and software installation, configuration and upgrades
  • Perform system operations, monitoring and maintenance

Technical Support

Technical Support Representative

Customer Service Representative

Help Desk Technician

PC Support Specialist

Sales Support Technician

Maintenance Technical

  • Analyze project requirements
  • Perform Research
  • Design document
  • Develop and write document
  • Publish and package

Technical Writing

Technical Writer

Document Specialist

Technical Publications Manager

Electronic Publications Specialist

  • Perform content and technical analysis
  • Develop web applications/sites
  • Implement application/site design
  • Maintain applications
  • Manage web environment
  • Manage enterprise-wide web activities

Web Development and Administration

Web Page Developer

Web Site Developer

Webmaster

Web Administrator

Web Architect

*Source:  Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies



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