• Educational Technology Skills for Students K-12
    Several international, national, state, and local organizations publish skills and concepts our students should know. Here you will find links to technology skills from groups recognized as influential in this area.
    Our local district standards were developed by a team of teachers after a thorough review of examples of standards from numerous organizations recognized as leaders in the field of educational technology. Recent changes to state-adopted curricula, such as the Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts and for Math, have included changes to expectations for skills and knowledge in technology. OSPI has developed a crosswalk document to assist with reconciling the state standards for educational technology with the Common Core Standards. The BISD standards will be regularly reviewed to verify alignment as new state standards are adopted.
    Assessment of Technology Skills and Knowledge
    Skills and knowledge for technology are incorporated into the learning process in the classroom and are taught in technology-specific courses, such as Technology Education in Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the middle school, and  AP Computer Science, Architectural Drafting, and Digital Design at the high school level. As part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative, robotics and programming opportunities are present at nearly all of our schools. 
    Students participate in state OSPI-Developed Assessments in Social Studies in grades 5, 8 and 11. The  Educational Technology Assessment is embedded within the successful completion of the Social Studies Assessment. Instruction in the educational skills and inclusion in the social studies assessments is overseen by the teacher-librarians and social studies teachers who administer the OSPI-Developed Assessments.
    Additionally, BISD students in grade 8 participate in the annual Washington State Online Pilot  Self-Assessment of technology skills  to assess technology literacy and fluency.