PHEW! Finally was able to launch the new product today. Feels great - like the feeling I used to get after final exams and school was wrapping up for the year. Now I can breath...just for a minute though!
My company works with school districts across the country, and they kept asking us to make an easy assessment tool to prove that their students were technologically literate - because the NCLB Act requires this by the time students reach the 8th grade. I formed a committee of about 40 teachers, tech coordinators/directors, and supers to help with the assessment.
We started with a pool of questions mapped directly to the ISTE NETS S and narrowed it down to a 60 question assessment - 10 questions from each of the 6 standards. Each question was reviewed, and revised in some cases, by the committee.
The test is administered in an online system which allows schools to pull IMMEDIATE results. It comes with a pre and a post test so that can schools can track progress from the beginning until the end of the year.
It was a lot of fun working with everyone to get this assessment completed! Now, we're moving on to make an assessment mapped to the 2nd Edition of the NETS S. Thanks to everyone who was involved if you are reading this :)