Performance Task Assessment

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Following are sets of various questions to gage the extent of knowledge that you have obtained regarding computer technology and its applications.  Examine each question carefully and rate your level of technology knowledge.

For each question, you will be asked to enter a number.  At the end of each question, an appropriate range of numbers will be given. A score of 0 should be chosen if you have no skills in completing that particular task. The highest number that appears is the maximum score for that particular item.  A self-score in which the maximum level is recorded would indicate that you are at a mastery level for that particular task.  Scores below the maximum level should be recorded if you are below mastery level on that particular task.  


V1 When saving a file: 

V1.1 Can save to computer hard drive (0 to 3)
V1.2 Can save to floppy disk in a:/ (0 to 3)
V1.3 Can save to folder/file system (0 to 4)
V1.4 Can save to floppy disk in external zip drive (0 to 5)
V1.5 Can save to a compact disk (CD) (0 to 8)


V2 When working in a file document:

V2.1 Can copy/cut/paste text within an application (0 to 3)
V2.2 Can copy/cut/paste text between multiple applications (0 to 4)
V2.3 Can copy/paste text off Internet (0 to 5)
V2.4 Can create labels/envelopes (0 to 6)
V2.5 Can manipulate word art and drawing tools (0 to 8)
V2.6 Can insert tables, pictures, and graphs (0 to 8)


V3 When performing general computer operations:

V3.1 Can perform boot process (0 to 3)
V3.2 Can use spell and grammar checks (0 to 3)
V3.3 Can use help features (0 to 4)
V3.4 Can perform virus protection scan (0 to 4)


V4 When working with files:

V4.1Can create and use file names and extensions (0 to 3)
V4.2 Can delete a file (0 to 3)
V4.3 Can move a file (0 to 4)
V4.4 Can rename a file (0 to 4)
V4.5 Can find a file when location is unknown (0 to 5)
V4.6 Can organize files by creating folders and subdirectories (0 to 6)


V5 When formatting a word processed document:

V5.1 Can set line spacing (0 to 3)
V5.2 Can insert date and time (0 to 3)
V5.3 Can set margins (0 to 4)
V5.4 Can set tabs (0 to 4)
V5.5 Can create itemized lists (e.g., bullets, number lists, etc.) (0 to 4)


V6 When editing a word processed document:

V6.1 Can use dictionary/thesaurus (0 to 3)
V6.2 Can select and change style attributes (e.g., bullets, number lists, etc.) (0 to 3)
V6.3 Can select and change font style (0 to 3)
V6.4 Can select and change font size (0 to 3)
V6.5 Can insert page breaks and sections (0 to 3)
V6.6 Can print a word processed document (0 to 3)
V6.7 Can select and change page to portrait/landscape (0 to 3)


V7 When setting up a word processed document:

V7.1 Can insert page numbers (0 to 3)
V7.2 Can insert and change font size for headers/footers (0 to 3)
V7.3 Can set paragraph alignment (0 to 4)
V7.4 Can set paragraph indentation (0 to 4)
V7.5 Can select and change defaults (0 to 4)


V8 When creating/modifying a simple database:

V8.1 Can enter the field name, the field size, and the data type (0 to 4)
V8.2 Can change the structure of the database (0 to 4)
V8.3 Can change the contents of a record (0 to 4)
V8.4 Can insert and delete fields/records (0 to 4)
V8.5 Can identify the primary key (0 to 5)
V8.6 Can identify the default values (0 to 6)


V9 When manipulating the contents of a database:

V9.1 Can sort records (0 to 4)
V9.2 Can create forms (0 to 4)
V9.3 Can print forms (0 to 4)
V9.4 Can perform searches and queries (0 to 5)
V9.5 Can prepare mail labels and envelopes (0 to 6)


V10 When working in a spreadsheet:

V10.1Can enter labels, values, and headings (0 to 4)
V10.2 Can cut/copy/paste cell contents (0 to 4)
V10.3 Can delete cell contents (0 to 4)
V10.4 Can set fonts style and font size (0 to 4)
V10.5 Can insert and delete rows and columns (0 to 5)
V10.6 Can align cell contents (left, right, center, justified, center across columns (0 to 6)
V10.7 Can enter formulas, use arithmetic operators and/or built-in functions (0 to 8)
V10.8 Can create charts and graphs from cell content (0 to 8)


V11 When completing print jobs:

V11.1 Can load paper (0 to 3)
V11.2 Can change toner (0 to 4)
V11.3 Can clear paper jams (0 to 5)
V11.4 Can check to see if printer is installed (0 to 6)
V11.5 Can purge print documents (0 to 8)


V12 When working on a computer:

V12.1 Can check cables and connections (0 to 3)
V12.2 Can correct a locked up computer (0 to 3)
V12.3 Can create shortcuts (0 to 5)
V12.4 Can install application software (0 to 6)
V12.5 Can create and maintain backups (0 to 6)
V12.6 Can manage desk top (0 to 8)


V13 In preparation of a multimedia lesson:

V13.1 Know equipment startup procedures for multimedia presentation (0 to 5)
V13.2 Can connect computer to projector device (LCD projector, video projector, destination monitor, etc.) (0 to 5)
V13.3 Can locate problem if presentation does not load correctly (0 to 8)
V13.4 Can correct "Out of Range" problem (0 to 8)


V14 When setting up a desktop computer:

V14.1 Can connect the keyboard (0 to 3)
V14.2 Can connect the mouse (0 to 3)
V14.3 Can connect the monitor (0 to 3)
V14.4 Can connect the speakers (0 to 4)
V14.5 Can connect the printer (0 to 5)
V14.6 Can connect the external zip drive (0 to 7)
V14.7 Can connect the high level equipment  (i.e., scanners, digital cameras, etc.) (0 to 8)


V15 When working with e-mail:

V15.1 Can log-in to e-mail account (0 to 3)
V15.2 Can send e-mail messages (0 to 4)
V15.3 Can print e-mail messages (0 to 4)
V15.4 Can reply to e-mail messages (0 to 5)
V15.5 Can forward e-mail messages (0 to 5)


V16 When organizing/maintaining e-mail:

V16.1 Can maintain e-mail accounts (e.g., delete and empty trash) (0 to 4)
V16.2 Can send attachments (0 to 5)
V16.3 Can set up address book (0 to 6)
V16.4 Can open attachment (0 to 6)
V16.5 Can set up signature for e-mail (0 to 6)
V16.6 Can save attachment (0 to 7)
V16.7 Can set a priority on a message (0 to 8)


V17 When working on the Internet:

V17.1 Can navigate the Web by use of links and URL addresses (0 to 4)
V17.2 Can save information found on the Internet and World Wide Web as a text file or through copying/pasting into word processing document (0 to 4)
V17.3 Can bookmark a site (0 to 4)
V17.4 Can define in general terms "Acceptable Use Policy" (0 to 5)
V17.5 Can complete general research by entering specific URLs (0 to 5)
V17.6 Know the procedure if a page on the Internet fails to load completely or correctly (0 to 5)
V17.7 Can complete detailed research using specific search engines (0 to 7)
V17.8 Can evaluate credibility of site (0 to 7)
V17.9 Can insert hyperlink into another document (0 to 7)
V17.10 Can develop web-based collaborative student instructional activities (0 to 8)
V17.11 Can create a web-page (0 to 8)


V18 When preparing a multimedia or a whole class instruction presentation:

V18.1 Can create a slide show/presentation (PowerPoint, Hyper Studio, Corel Presentations, etc.) (0 to 3)
V18.2 Can add bullets (0 to 3)
V18.3 Can correct errors (0 to 3)
V18.4 Can insert new slide (0 to 3)
V18.5 Can rearrange slides (0 to 4)
V18.6 Can insert clip art or image sound into presentation (0 to 5)
V18.7 Can reduce, enlarge, or crop a graphic (0 to 5)
V18.8 Can insert graphic image from a file (0 to 5)
V18.9 Can insert video clip into presentation (0 to 7)


V19 In preparation of a multimedia or whole class instruction presentation:

V19.1 Can use scanner to store graphic to file (0 to 4)
V19.2 Can use drawing application to create or modify an image (Paint, Image Composer, Paint Shop, etc.) (0 to 5)
V19.3 Can use a digital camera to store pictures in a file (0 to 6)
V19.4 Can record an audio file (0 to 7)
V19.5 Can digitize a video clip (0 to 8)

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