Why measure eighth-graders’ technology literacy?

  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB) states that by 2013 schools will ensure that students are technologically literate by the end of eighth grade.
  • The U.S. Department of Education requires states to report annually the percentage of eighth-graders who achieve technology literacy by the end of the school year.
  • The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) began collecting eighth-grade technology literacy data from school districts in fall 2008.