Computer Skills Rubric

This rubric follows the following conventions:

A.= Demonstrates excellence in achieving standard.

B.= Demonstrates above average achievement of standard.

C.= Demonstrates average achievement of standard.

D.= Demonstrates unsatisfactory achievement of standard.

Standards with associated learning activities

ISTE Standard


Assignment/Learn-ing Activitity





A.Basic Computer/Technology Operations and Concepts.


Candidates will use computer systems run software; to access, generate, and manipulate data; and to publish results. They will also evaluate performance of hardware and software components of computer systems and apply basic troubleshooting strategies as needed.

All assignments


1 .operate a multimedia computer system with related peripheral devices to successfully install and use a variety of software packages.

All assignments


2.use terminology related to computers and technology appropriately in written and oral communications.

Quiz One, All Assignments


3.describe and implement basic troubleshooting techniques for multimedia computer systems with related peripheral devices.

Lab 1-3


4.use imaging devices such as scanners, digital cameras, and/or video cameras with computer systems and software.

Webpage assignment, lab on scanners and Digital camera, use of Microsoft Photo editor


5.demonstrate knowledge of uses of computers and technology in business, industry, & society.

Discussion assignment: How computers can enhance learning


B. Personal and Professional Use of Technology.


Candidates will apply tools for enhancing their own professional growth and productivity. They will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems. In addition, they will plan and participate in activities that encourage lifelong learning and will promote equitable, ethical, and legal use of computer/technology resources.


1.use productivity tools for word processing, database management and spreadsheet applications.

All assignments completed using Office Suite and Blackboard. Students also create a Blackboard learning resource.


2.apply productivity tools for creating multimedia presentations.

Powerpoint Presentation assignment


3.use computer-based technologies including telecommunications to access information and enhance personal and professional productivity.

Webquest and Webpage creation, Blackboard coursesite and labsite.


4.use computers to support problem solving, data collection, information management communications, presentations, and decision making.

Blackboard labsite creation by students


5.demonstrate awareness of resources for adaptive assistive devices for students with special needs.

ADA/Access presentation and discussion on discussion board.


6.demonstrate knowledge of equity, ethics, legal, and human issues concerning use of computers and technology.

In class discussion of ethical and legal issues


7.identify computer and related technology resources for facilitating lifelong learning and emerging roles of the learner and the educator.

Creation of discipline related website


8.observe demonstrations or uses of broadcast instruction, audio/video conferencing, and other distant learning applications.

Campus tour of satellite uplink and distance learning facilities at SLCC.


C.Application of Technology in Instruction.


Candidates will apply computers and related technologies to support instruction in their grade level and subject areas. They must plan and deliver instructional units that integrate a variety of software, applications, and learning tools. Lessons developed must reflect effective grouping and assessment strategies for diverse populations.


1 .explore, evaluate, and use computer/technology resources including applications, tools, educational software and associated documentation

All assignments completed using core techologies. Student evaluation of websites.


2.describe current instructional principles, research, and appropriate assessment practices as related to the use of computers and technology resources in the curriculum.

Lesson plans
, deliver and assess student leaming activities that integrate computers/ technology for a variety of student grouping strategies and for diverse student populations.

Internet based quiz construction Computer assisted lesson plan assignment.
 student leaming activities that foster equitable, ethical, and legal use of technology by students.

Webquest and lesson plan assignment


5.practice responsible, ethical and legal use of technology, information, and software resources.

Lab rules followed and legal issues enforced.