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Michigan 8th Grade Technology Literacy – FAQs March 1, 2005


This page was completely copied from http://www.techplan.org/FAQsTechLiteracyRequirement.pdf


The portion of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act known as 'Enhancing Education Through Technology Act of 2001' (E2T2) has a goal: To assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the time the student finishes the eighth grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability.


The Michigan Department of Education has received numerous requests for clarification on this goal of the No Child Left Behind Act. In an attempt to alleviate any undue concern regarding the State and Federal requirements, we have developed the following frequently asked questions:





“Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to communicate, solve problems, and access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve learning in all subject areas and to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21st century.”



Knowledge based assessments:
Performance based assessments:
Portfolio based assessments:







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