I took my annual Technology Proficiency Test that all SC public school educators must take. I’m not sure there is a penalty for not doing well. I guess I would need to go back and read up on this proviso. Based on the login page, it is merely used for funding school districts. But does it give more money for poor results, or more money for great results? I guess it’s a good thing I do not know that (wink, wink.)
Just a 90?
I’m bothered that “I” did not get a 100%. But in my defense I really did not like the wording on some of the questions and answer choices. I have to worry about my colleagues who are not as tech savvy as me too. But I suppose this instrument has been put through the validity and reliability tests, so who am I to question it.
One thing that did make me laugh…
I did get a chuckle out of the many references to web 2.0 and collaborative apps! While I have a comfort level there, many of these apps are blocked across our great state. (Oh yeah, here I go again waving the filtering flag–shame on me!) I wonder where I can review results for my district as well as those districts who have heavy handed nazi-like filter mongrels who do not let words like blogs, wikis, Google Docs, student email accounts, chats, etc enter their districts. I know, I know…I’ll try to play nice. Even though I know there are many SC educators just like me that have a huge foundation in the terms and apps, I know most of their learning happened outside of school and far far away from their lans and wans the school provides. So it is funny to reflect on that assessment.
Image from my flcikr photostream! It’s a screenshot of my results, posted january 15, 2009.