State Supported Platforms

Burlington English

Visit the Burlington English Website


i-Pathways Website

  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: 2 hours per lesson (including surveys and unit reviews). Multiply the amount of clocktime by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Completed module, 70% recommended, verified by teacher.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Watch this screencast (make sure your volume is up, or headphones on). 
  • Prerequisites: TABE reading score of 9 or higher to use this program independently, 8 to use as blended model, 7.5 to use in-class.
  • Web-based: Yes.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes, except for Apple devices.
  • Access: Cost paid by Minnesota State ABE via Technology Aid.
  • Providing orientation: Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt
  • Superuser: Adam Kieffer

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment Website

  • Description: Ten online assessments are available to assess basic digital literacy skills in the following areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Seat time should be used when administering assessments.
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: NA
  • Prerequisites: None (assessments are designed for students levels 3-4 and above).
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: NA
  • Web-based: Yes.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: No.
  • Access: Included in state purchasing contract.
  • Superuser: JennaRose Bondeson
  • Setting up accounts and providing training:
  • Resources: Video: Overview and How to Use Northstar


Edmentum Website