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TEST OF COMPUTER SKILLS (ARCHIVE ONLY)

Note: This web page is only an archive. This assessment was eliminated effective with the 2009-10 school year.

 

Beginning at grade eight, all students must meet the computer skills graduation requirement based on the competencies of the K–8 computer skills curriculum as defined in the North CarolinaStandard Course of Study. The year a student enters grade eight determines which form of the test the student must take in order to meet the requirement for graduation. Students who entered grade eight from the 1996–1997 school year through the 1999–2000 school year must meet the computer skills graduation requirement based on the 1992 computer skills curriculum (Test Edition 1). Students who entered grade eight in the 2000–2001 school year through 2004–2005 must meet the computer skills graduation requirement based on the 1998 computer skills curriculum (Test Edition 2). Students who enter grade eight for the first time in the 2005–2006 school year and beyond are required to meet the computer skills graduation requirement based on the 2004 Computer/Technology Skills North Carolina Standard Course of Study (Test Edition 3).

 

 

Online Test of Computer Skills (Test Edition 3)

  • Understanding the Individual Student Report for the North Carolina Online Test of Computer Skills
    English (pdf, 86kb) | Español (Coming Soon)
    Publication for parents explaining the student’s score report for the Online Test of Computer Skills (September 2009)

Computer Skills Alternate Assessment

Multiple-Choice and Performance Tests of Computer Skills (Test Edition 2)

Note:: Sample items on the NCDPI Web site may be brailled by local school systems. If Braille creation is not possible at the local level, then specific sample item groups may be ordered by local testing staff from TOPS using the TNN Order System. Brailled sample items ordered from TOPS will not ship with answers. Note: Allow 45 days for a Braille sample item order to be filled.

 

Assessment Briefs and Other Publications
Assessment Briefs and other publications for the North Carolina Test of Computer Skills

 

Computer/Technology Skills Curriculum
North Carolina Standard Course of Study (Content Standards) for Computer/Technology Skills

 

Administration Information

  • Testing Calendar
  • Required Tests for the North Carolina Testing Program
  • Number of Items and Administration Time for Required State Tests

 

Test Development Process
Information on the test development process for state multiple-choice tests and information for potential item writers and reviewers

 

State Testing Results
Multiple reports providing testing results

 

Testing Security
North Carolina Testing Code of Ethics, Testing Security Protocol and Procedures for North Carolina School Personnel publication, and the Proctor's Guide

 

Other Resources

 

Archives: Test of Computer Skills