Cindy Masek

Looking for a test of basic computer skills for students

Discussion created by Cindy Masek on Feb 2, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2016 by Cindy Masek

Our Ed Tech committee is looking into a continued concern that a percentage of students come to us with less than adequate basic computer skills: using a computer, a browser, searching online, Word, PowerPoint, etc..  It doesn't always correlate with the age of the student either. This is a retention issue in several instances. We ask students to self-identify their skills but their self-assessment doesn't seem to match the reality very well. Has anyone found a free or inexpensive test to administer to validate basic skills? Even a more expensive test might be an option if we only administered it in situations where suspected problems.