TechLiteracy Assessment

TechLiteracy Assessment FAQs

What does the this assessment evaluate?

This test has been developed to evaluate student digital literacy proficiency and skills and is informed by the ISTE NETS-S standards. It addresses the following skill modules:

  • Systems and Fundamentals
  • Social and Ethical
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet
  • Multimedia/Presentations
  • Telecommunications/Internet
  • Database

How does this assessment evaluate student technology proficiency?

TechLiteracy Assessment uses a combination of multiple-choice questions and interactive performance-based items. Each item requires student to demonstrate adaptable skills and asseses skill level on durable concepts and strategies.

How long does it take students to complete the assessment?

Most students will complete the assessment within one 45–50 minute class period, but this is not a timed test.

How will students access the assessment?

Students go to and enter their login credentials in the login box on the home page. Students may also use the App on a compatible tablet device. For more information, see the Tablet App FAQ.

What do students see when they log in to the assessment?

Students will see the name of the class they are enrolled in. They will need to click the class name to proceed. Clicking the icon will launch the assessment. Then they will be led through an interactive set of instructions.

What is the reading level of the assessment?

The elementary school reading level is set at 3rd grade. The middle school reading level is set at 6th grade.

How long will it take to receive reports?

Reports will be available to request within 24–72 hours of the assessment’s completion. Requests from the Coordinator page take an additional 24–72 hours to process.

How often should students take the assessment?

Districts may choose to assess students once to provide a benchmark, or to use an additional, summative assessment to see how much students have learned over the course of the year. We recommend that students take the initial assessment in the fall (Pretest) and the summative assessment following spring (Posttest).

Is the assessment available in any language other than English?


Does this assessment require Flash Player?

Yes, with the exception of the in-app version. Computers that already have Adobe Flash installed may not have it enabled to run on all sites, causing an error message to appear. This can be solved by setting Flash to ‘allow’ for Please see instructions for how to do this in various browsers.

What is the survey?

The survey is an optional digital tool to measure students’ access to and utilization of digital tools at school and home. The survey contains ten questions. Example questions include “Do you have a computer at home?” and “How often do you use computers in any of your classes at school?”