Technology Standards

The Massachusetts Department of Education updated the Technology Literacy Standards in April 2008. The standards focus on the development of 21st century technology skills which help students learn the content of the curriculum and enable students to function successfully as adults in a technology-rich world.

The standards are divided into four grade spans (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and three standards.

Standard 1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications, as well as an understanding of the concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.

Standard 2. Demonstrate the responsible use of technology and an understanding of ethics and safety issues in using electronic media at home, in school, and in society.

Standard 3. Demonstrate the ability to use technology for research, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

Download the complete Department of Education document in PDF form here.

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