ERIC Number: ED437892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Student Performance, North Carolina Tests of Computer Skills. Reporting on the Classes of 2001-2002 for the State and 117 Public School Systems and 35 Charter Schools.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
The North Carolina State Board of Education, as part of the Quality Assurance Program established a computer proficiency requirement for diplomas issued to the high school classes of 2001 and beyond. The North Carolina Tests of Computer Skills (multiple-choice and performance) must be administered at the end of grade eight with subsequent opportunities during high school, as needed. The multiple choice test assesses: word processing; keyboarding; database use; spreadsheet use; telecomputing skills; societal issues; ethics; terms, operation, and care of computers; and use of computers in various curricular areas. The performance test consists of four parts: keyboarding techniques; word processing/editing; database use; and spreadsheet use. This document reports the performance of students in the class of 2001 as ninth graders and the class of 2002 as eighth graders on the computer skills test. Findings are highlighted in the following categories: 1997-98 student performance; student performance by ethnicity; comparison of 8th and 9th grade performance; student performance by gender; student performance by student characteristics; performance of limited English proficient students; performance of exceptional students; modifications for students with disabilities; and modifications for students with limited English proficiency. Thirty-two figures and tables make up the body of the report. Sample questions for the Tests are included, and a list of charter schools is appended. (AEF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina