Continued partnership between TCEA and Learning.com provides 8thgrade technology literacy assessment at no cost to districts
Portland, Ore. and Austin, Texas (Jan. 6, 2015) – For the fifth straight year, Texas districts will have free access to a technology literacy assessment for eighth grade students through the continuation of a partnership between the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and Learning.com. More than 166,000 assessments were delivered by 291 districts during the 2013-14 school year.
For districts who have not already registered, they can request participation by completing an online request form at: http://www.tcea.org/assessment. The deadline to register is Feb. 12, 2015 and the last day the assessment will be available is June 12, 2015.
The online assessment is based on the Technology Applications TEKS (TA-TEKS) and includes a blend of interactive, performance-based, multiple-choice and knowledge-based questions to measure and report technology skills for middle school students.
“It’s imperative that today’s students have digital literacy skills and are able to apply technology to their learning,” said Keith Oelrich, Learning.com CEO. “The assessment provides Texas educators with data to help them better understand student skill gaps so they can provide targeted instruction to ensure their 8thgrade students are prepared for high school.”
“This assessment helps educators provide the best possible instruction for their students, which is TCEA’s foremost mission,” Executive Director Lori Gracey commented. “By extending our partnership with Learning.com, TCEA can support even more teachers, administrators, and students who are using technology for teaching and learning.”
Learning.com provides solutions to help schools, teachers, and students excel in a digital world. By incorporating Learning.com's curriculum and assessments into core instruction, educators help their students develop 21st century skills. With Learning.com’s digital content management solution, districts can seamlessly access, organize and share digital content to meet their instructional goals. Learning.com also offers industry-leading professional development services to support educators as they integrate technology into the classroom. Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with more than 2,500 districts to help prepare their students for success in college and future career opportunities.
TCEA is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-12 environment and providing our members with state-of-the-art information through conferences, workshops, newsletters, the Internet, and collaborations with higher education and business. For more information, visit www.tcea.org.