Tested for Mastery in Grade 6
    The following Technology Competencies and associated skills are taught in grades 5 and 6 and are tested for mastery at the end of grade 6. The classroom teacher teaches the technology skills through lessons in which students learn to use the computer as a communications and productivity tool to do their content area work.

    Software used in the instruction: MicroSoft Word, Excel, Intaglio, FileMaker Pro, and Safari.

    Note: Competencies are indicated by a combination of an upper case letter and a number.

    Skills associated with a competency are indicated by a lower case letter

    A10..Copy files

    a. copy one or more files between two disks and/or servers

    A13..Text selection and editing techniques

    a. use drag, click/shift-click, and multiple mouse clicks to select text ranging in length from a single character to the entire document

    b. use a combination of locating the insertion point and text selection techniques to efficiently edit text in a document

    A14..Set document margins

    a. establish left, right, top and bottom page margins in appropriate applications

    D1...Browse and navigate a database

    a. navigate among a group of records in a file 

    b. use the layout popup menu to move among layouts in a file

    D2...Add and edit records

    a. add a new record to a file

    b. enter data that matches the field parameters of a field

    c. edit information already entered into fields

    d. use tab or mouse techniques to move between fields

    D3...Formulate search strategies and perform searches

    a. formulate a strategy for retrieving records that meet desired criteria

    b. determine and enter data and operators into field(s) in order to yield a specific information result

    D4...Establish sort criteria and perform sorts

    a. yield a desired record order by selecting the appropriate field(s) and field sorting order

    E1...Navigate in the spreadsheet environment

    a. navigate to cells in a spreadsheet, using the mouse and the keyboard

    b. select a cell or group of cells to be modified

    c. enter or delete data in a cell

    d. insert or delete cells

    E6...Make charts from spreadsheet data

    a. select the spreadsheet data and create a chart

    F1...Identify and use drawing tools

    a. draw objects using the line, rectangle, rounded rectangle, and oval tools

    b. select objects, using the arrow tool

    F2...Move, duplicate and delete objects

    a. move an object on the drawing

    b. make an identical object using the duplicate command

    c. remove an object using the delete key

    F3...Resize, reshape, and rotate objects

    a. resize/reshape an object by dragging the handle

    b. rotate an object using the Free Rotate command

    F4...Set and change lines, borders, colors and patterns

    a. change the thickness and color of an object's border or line

    b. change the color and pattern or gradient or an object's fill

    c. add arrows to beginning, end or to both ends of a line

    F5...Group and ungroup objects

    a. select multiple objects and group them into one object

    b. select an object made of grouped objects and ungroup it

    F6...Add and manipulate clip art

    a. add clip art to a document from the word processor's clipart libraries

    b. insert clip art from a graphic file or from another document, using copy/paste

    K1...Create, address and send messages

    a. address an e-mail message to a single or to multiple recipients

    b. type an original message in the body of an e-mail document

    K2...Read, reply to or forward messages

    a. retrieve, open and read messages received

    b. reply to the sender of a message and reply to all recipients of a message

    c. forward a message to another address

    K4...Affix and retrieve attachments

    a. attach an electronic file to an outgoing message

    b. retrieve an e-mail message that has a file attached to it; open and read the message and the attachment


Last Modified on November 29, 2007