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Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

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  • Description: Twelve 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, Information Literacy, Your Digital Footprint, and Career Search.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Seat time should be used when administering assessments in person. Time-on-Task proxy hours should be used with indepoendent student learning done on Northstar Online Learning (NSOL), adding .25 hours per hour of seat time.
  • Prerequisites: None (assessments are designed for students levels 3-4 and above).
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copy of reports generated from platform.
  • Web-based: Yes.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Can be accessed but is not fully functional.
  • Access: Included in state purchasing contract.
  • Superuser: support@digitalliteracyassessment.org
  • Setting up accounts and providing training: support@digitalliteracyassessment.org
  • Resources: Video: Overview and How to Use Northstar
  • Northstar Curriculm webinar recording (9/27/19)

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