Appendix 1:Computer Skills Assessment

These results are tabulated from a response of 88 assessments completed October 2000 by current pre service teacher candidates who have not yet completed a technology component of their training. All figures are percentages.

Task: I can…

 

Do not need

No skills

Know some

Know most

Know all

General computer skills

 

%

%

%

%

%

  1. Start and shut down a computer
 

6

0

6

22

66

  • Install software
  •  

    2

    32

    37

    19

    10

  • Connect and use peripherals
      • Scanner
      • Printer
      • Speakers
     

    4

    12

    45

    25

    14

    1. Do basic computer troubleshooting
     

    1

    34

    41

    17

    7

  • Use appropriate terminology related to computers in written and oral communications
  •  

    2

    23

    57

    13

    5

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the uses of computers
  •  

    4

    10

    53

    23

    10

    Word processing skills

               
  • Create an informal memo
      • Open/close Word
      • Create document
      • Save Document
      • Print preview and print
     

    3

    5

    11

    30

    51

    1. Edit and format document
      • Insert/delete text
      • Cut and paste
      • Change font and size
      • Change document formatting
      • Spell check
     

    2

    7

    18

    25

    48

    1. Create a customized document
      • Find and replace text
      • Set tabs
      • Change margins
     

    2

    11

    30.5

    26

    30.5

    1. Work with multiple documents
      • Load multiple documents
      • Cut and paste between documents
     

    3

    37

    28

    15

    17

    1. Select Page, Paper and Printer types
      • Change orientation, paper size, quality
      • Change printer selection
      • Print multiple copies
     

    3

    15

    28.5

    28.5

    25

    1. Create a table
      • Add/delete rows or columns
      • Covert text to a table
      • Add color /format cells
     

    3

    31

    34

    18

    14

                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

    Task: I can…

     

    Do not need

    No Skills

    Know some

    Know most

    Know all

    1. Create a handout
      • Use Word Art
      • Add images
      • Use Drawing tools
     

    2

    27

    36

    24

    11

    1. Use web features of Word
      • Save as html
      • View in browser
     

    2

    41

    36

    10

    8

    Internet skills

               

    15. Apply General internet skills/abilities

      • Describe the meaning of the Internet
      • Describe what a browser is
      • Install a browser
      • Define an ISP
      • Configure a browser
     

    1

    37

    43

    12

    7

    16. Surf the internet

      • Connect to the net via a browser
      • Enter URLs to surf the web
      • Set/edit bookmarks
      • Use a search engine
      • Download text files and images
     

    2

    22

    34

    26

    16

    Use other Internet features

               
      • 17. Subscribe to and use a listserv
     

    6

    57

    17

    8

    11

      • 18. Subscribe to a newsgroup
     

    3

    56

    17

    13

    11

      • 19. Use a discussion board
     

    2

    60

    17

    6

    15

      • 20. Use FTP
     

    6

    64

    11

    3

    6

      • 21. Create a Webpage
     

    8

    2

    3

    4

    5

    22. Use Email

    • Check, read and send messages
    • Use message attachments
    • Create mailboxes
    • Create filters
    • Use address book
     

    0

    18

    25

    26

    31

    Powerpoint skills

               

    23. Use Powerpoint

    • Create a simple presentation
    • Create a bulleted list
    • Add images and multimedia
     

    1

    57

    27

    7

    8

    Other

               

    24. Describe instructional principles relating to computers

     

    3.5

    51

    33

    9

    3.5

    25. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal issues concerning computers and technology

     

    5

    42

    35

    11

    7