Tested for Mastery in Grade 8

    The following Technology Competencies and associated skills are taught in grades 7 and 8 and are tested for mastery at the end of grade 8. 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,  PowerPoint, 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.


    A17..Perform finds and changes

    a. use the find feature in applications to locate occurrences of an identified text string

    b. use the find and change feature in applications to locate and change one or more occurrences of an identified text string

    A19..Create new and organize existing directories

    a. create new folders in a desired location

    b. move one or more files or folders to a desired location on a disk

    c. establish list or icon view options for a window

    d. use Find File application to locate specific files

    B1...Touch typing

    a. use touch typing techniques with a speed and accuracy that makes typing more productive than handwriting

    b. touch type with speed and accuracy sufficient to remove keyboarding skill as a barrier to computer use

    C2...Set indents and hanging indents

    a. establish left, right and first line indents for one or multiple paragraphs of new or existing text

    b. establish hanging indent formats for one or multiple paragraphs of new or existing text

    c. establish numbers or bullets as the first line label of hanging indent paragraphs

    C4...Set line and paragraph spacing

    a. set line spacing, (i.e. single, double) for one or multiple paragraphs of new or existing text

    b. set paragraph space before and space after for one or multiple paragraphs of new or existing text

    E2...Format cell (fonts, alignment, numbers, etc.) and document appearance

    a. align text left, center, or right in a cell or group of cells

    b. select and apply a font type, font size, style or text color to a cell or group of cells

    c. adjust column width and row height

    d. omit row headings, column headings and cell grid during printing

    e. format a number in a cell or group of cells as currency, or percent, and to include commas

    E4...Use formulas and functions

    a. enter sum and average function in cells

    b. enter formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide data in cells

    E5...Create relative references

    a. create formulas which contain relative references

    b. use fill down and fill right to replicate cell contents

    E7...Format charts

    a. select chart type of a chart

    b. add or modify titles, legends, and axis labels

    H1...Create a new presentation with a template

    a. select and apply a template format appropriate to the purpose of the presentation

    b. add new slides and edit slides

    H2...Create a title slide

    a. select the "title slide" layout from the slide layout menu

    b. add a title to the text box on the title slide

    H3...Create a bulleted list slide

    a. select the "bulleted list" slide from the slide layout menu

    b. add a title and text to the bulleted list

    c. select a bullet type from the format menu

    d. set space before and space after bulleted list items to format spacing in the list

    e. reorder items in the bulleted list

    H4...Reorder slides in a presentation

    a. select slide sorter view

    b. select and move slides into a desired order

    H5...Add visual effects and builds to a presentation

    a. apply transitions to slides

    b. set slides to advance automatically or with mouse click

    c. build body text using build effects

    H7...Create buttons to navigate through a system

    a. create a set of slides in a multimedia system

    b. link the slides in a nonlinear order

    c. where appropriate, create and use links to navigate through the slides

    H8...Incorporate media into a system

    a. insert digitized graphic images from the internet, clip art, digital camera, or scanner into a multimedia presentation

    b. insert digitized sound into a multimedia presentation

    c. create and insert written text into a multimedia presentation

    J2...Insert and format page numbers, headers and footers

    a. insert and format a header, including automatic date entry

    b. insert and format a footer, including automatic pagination

    J4...Use rules and borders in laying out pages

    a. use drawing tools to insert lines and borders within a document

    J5...Incorporate multiple frames (text, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.) into one document

    a. create a text frame and manipulate its size, shape and location in a document

    b. create a graphics frame and manipulate its size, shape and location in a document

    c. create a spreadsheet frame, and manipulate its size, shape and location in a document

    L2...Access specific locations using a URL

    a. move from one web page to another by typing a URL in the Open Location window

    L3...Utilize search engines

    a. use Boolean operators (and, or, not) to narrow a search to obtain a desired set of results

    L4...Manage bookmarks

    a. create and delete bookmarks

    L5...Utilize hyperlinks

    a. move from a location on a web page to another web location by clicking a hyperlink

    b. use a "path" menu to move from one web location to a previously visited location

Last Modified on November 29, 2007