DIGITAL LITERACY ASSESSMENTS’s two Digital Literacy Assessment resources are designed to assess student skills across all ISTE Standards for Students at the fifth and eighth grade levels. The assessments are accessed and completed online using a customized testing interface on the website, and each assessment is created at a level appropriate for the target audience. The assessments use technology-enhanced questions that meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and are responsive for use across devices. Practice tests, real-time data and teacher resources are also integrated into this resource.



  • Digital assessments of foundational technology skills for students.
  • Tests available for fifth and eighth grade levels.
  • Includes teacher management features, sample tests and student preparation curriculum.


Seal of Alignment Review

The Digital Literacy Assessments successfully underwent the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment review for Readiness. Reviewers determined this resource helps build foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards for Students.

“The Digital Literacy Assessments provide both students and teachers useful data about the readiness of students to move forward in their application of the ISTE Standards.”

— ISTE Reviewers

The Digital Literacy Assessments were found to support the following indicators of the ISTE Standards for Students:


1. Empowered Learner

1.a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

1.b. Build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

1.c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

1.d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.


2. Digital Citizen

2.a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

2.b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

2.c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

2.d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.


3. Knowledge Constructor

3.a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

3.b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

3.c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

3.d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.


4. Innovative Designer

4.a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

4.b. Select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.

4.c. Develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.

4.d. Exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.


5. Computational Thinker

5.a. Formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.

5.b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.

5.c. Break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

5.d. Understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.


6. Creative Communicator

6.a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

6.b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

6.c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

6.d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.


7. Global Collaborator

7.a. Use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

7.b. Use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

7.c. Contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

7.d. Explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.


ISTE Standards for Students

This resource helps build foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards for Students.

Sealholder Since:

December 2017

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