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Warren County Middle School Business and Information Technology Program IC 3 Certification Program 2 Year Progress Report
Objectives Implement a Middle School Business and Information Technology Curriculum that would provide students with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. Validate our programs using globally recognized standards and assessments. Introduce the Middle School students to globally recognized certifications and the process involved.
New Computer Skills and Applications Modules and IC3 Computer Skills and Applications 6 th Grade – Keyboarding Modules (3) – Word Processing Basics (1) – Word Processing Advanced (1) 7 th Grade – Desktop Publishing Basics (1) – Presentation Basics and Techniques (2) – Spreadsheet Basics and Advanced (2) 8 th Grade – Digital Literacy (1) – Database Basics (1) WCMS IC3 Certification Model 6th Grade – Keyboarding – Word Processing 7th Grade – Key Applications Module Common Program Functions Word Processing Functions Spreadsheet Functions Communicating with Presentations software 8th Grade – Computer Fundamentals Module Computer Hardware Computer Software Using an Operating System – Living Online Module Communicating Networks and the Internet Communication and Collaboration Internet and the World Wide Web Computing and the Internet and Society
IC3 Global Standard 3 Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista
Curriculum Computer Fundamentals Identify types of computers, how they process information, and the purpose and function of different hardware components Identify how to maintain computer equipment and solve common problems relating to computer hardware. Identify how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks and how software is distributed and upgraded Identify different types of application software and general concepts relating to application software categories Identify what an operating system is and how it works, and solve common problems related to operating systems Use an operating system to manipulate a computer’s desktop, files and disks Identify how to change system settings, install and remove software Key Applications Be able to start and exit an application, identify and modify interface elements and utilize sources of online help Perform common file-management functions Perform common editing and formatting functions Perform common printing/outputting functions Be able to format text and documents including the ability to use automatic formatting tools Be able to use word-processing tools to automate processes such as document review, security and collaboration Be able to modify worksheet data, structure and formatting Be able to sort data, manipulate data using formulas and functions and create simple charts Be able to create and format simple presentations
Curriculum Living Online Identify network fundamentals and the benefits and risks of network computing Identify different types of electronic communication/collaboration and how they work Identify how to use an electronic mail application Identify the appropriate use of different types of communication/ collaboration tools and the “rules of the road” regarding online communication (“netiquette”) Identity information about the Internet, the World Wide Web and Web sites and be able to use a Web browsing application Understand how content is created, located and evaluated on the World Wide Web Identify how computers are used in different areas of work, school and home Identify the risks of using computer hardware and software and how to use computers and the Internet safely, ethically and legally
Curriculum Advantages Validates Internet and Computing Skills with an Internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today’s academic and business environment. Computerized performance based Instruction Unlimited practice assessments available to the students (Practice tests emulate the actual assessment) Computer based online assessment with instant results. Unlimited testing opportunity for students. Digital portfolio available to students for lifetime that Includes all Certiport assessment results Allows flexibility with testing and provides accommodations provisions for special needs. Aligns and Exceeds New Middle School Business Modules for 2012-2013 and beyond Introduces students to the certification and/or credential process. Use these assessments to determine the students computer literacy skills and complete the required report to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Curriculum Purchased this reference book: Different formats available from multiple vendors: Printed Materials Online courses Multimedia
Implementation Trials and Tribulations 2011-2012 35 minute classes 6 th Grade: Keyboarding (18 weeks) ---------------------------- 7 th Grade: Key Applications (18 weeks) Students take KA exam before the end of the course Age 13 Minimum ---------------------------- 8th Grade: Computer Fundamentals and Living Online (18 weeks) Students take the CF and LO exams before the end of the course * Opportunities for students to take Key Applications exam if they did not pass it in the 7 th grade 2010 – 2011 40 minute classes 6 th Grade: Keyboarding ( 18 weeks) ---------------------------------- 7 th Grade Key Applications (18 weeks) ------------------------------------------- 8th Grade Original Plan: 6 weeks of each module Actual Progress: Students move forward as they pass the certification test Many students needed more than 6 weeks per module
Certification Testing Process Testing Center: Internet Based / Certiport Different than Microsoft Office Delivery System Student Registration: User Name / Password 45 Questions 45 Minutes per assessment 3 separate assessments – Computer Fundamentals: 710/1000 to pass – Key Applications: 680 / 1000 to pass – Living Online: 660 / 1000 to pass
7 th Grade Data Key Applications: (680) YearWeeksTime per class Total Students Students Tested PassedAverage Score High / Low 2010- 2011 18 wks40 minutes 19193 (49%)63 (68 %)683956/200 2011- 2012 18 wks35 minutes 173 (15 8 +) 99 (57%) 72 (73%)706933/344
Official Testing Center Certiport Testing Center – Application Process – Tech Specifications – Test Administration – Cost : Free Exams – School Pricing – Unlimited Exams: 1500 – Cost: $3000 per year
Students Access to Digital Transcript www.certiport.com
Contact Information Ernie Conner Director of Career and Technical Education Warren County Schools 109 Cousin Lucy’s Lane Warrenton, North Carolina 27589 Email Address: email@example.com@warrenk12nc.org Phone: 252-257-3184 Website: http://www.warrencareertech.orghttp://www.warrencareertech.org