TCEA-Learning.com Partnership Brings Tech Literacy Assessment to Texas Schools

2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Free online assessment provides districts with the data necessary to understand how well students grasp critical 21st century skills

Portland, Ore. and Austin, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) – To meet districts’ growing need to understand students’ 21st century skills proficiency, the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) is partnering withLearning.comto offer all Texas schools a technology literacy assessment at no cost to districts. Now in its fourth year, the partnership helped 224 districts deliver nearly 137,000 assessments to eighth grade students during the 2012-13 school year.

The online assessment includes a blend of interactive, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, knowledge-based questions to measure and report technology literacy and skills for middle school students. The assessment is based on the Technology Application TEKS (TA-TEKS) and provides districts with the data needed to evaluate students’ 21st century skills.

Important dates for the Spring 2014 assessment phase include:

  • Deadline to Request Participation: Feb. 14, 201
  • Deadline to Submit Campus Details Worksheet: March. 1, 2014
  • Last Day the Assessment is Available to Districts: June 14, 2014

“Educators can use the assessment data to not only evaluate overall proficiency, but also examine each of the new TA-TEKS strands,” said Cliff Green, vice president of education and customer experience atLearning.com. “TCEA is a natural partner to help us address the needs of Texas schools and support educators as they strive to help their students exceed new requirements.” In addition to receiving their own data, districts receive statewide comparison data to support improved technology learning and help educators integrate technology into core curriculum more efficiently.

“Today’s students need to be able to use technology to communicate, research, acquire knowledge, and solve problems,” said Lori Gracey, Executive Director at TCEA. “Educators that use the assessment get actionable data to inform instruction to help ensure that their students are developing the digital skills necessary to succeed in our global economy.”

To learn more about the technology literacy assessment, including participation and registration details, visit the TCEA assessment page.

AboutLearning.com
Learning.comprovides digital curriculum and assessments that help students develop 21st century skills to prepare them for success in college and their future career opportunities. WithLearning.com’s digital content management tools, teachers can organize and customize how they deliver content to students.Learning.comprovides implementation and professional development services to support educators as they integrate technology into instruction and move to digital content. Founded in 1999,Learning.comcurrently partners with more than 2,700 districts. For more information, visit www.learning.com and connect with us at www.facebook.com/learningdotcom and www.twitter.com/learningdotcom.

About TCEA
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, visitwww.tcea.org.

Media Contacts
• Nick Smith,Learning.com, Marketing Manager, 503-517-4443, nsmith@learning.com
• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul@cblohm.com

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