Understanding the Individual Student Report
for the North Carolina
Online Test of Computer Skills
The North Carolina Online Test of Computer Skills is administered to fulfill the computer skills proficiency graduation
requirement for students who enter grade eight for the first time in the 2005–2006 school year and beyond. The online
test is specifically aligned to the 2004 North Carolina Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study and
measures the following strands: Societal/Ethical Issues, Database, Spreadsheet, Keyboard Utilization/Word
rocessing/Desktop Publishing, Multimedia/Presentation, and Telecommunications/Internet.
The Individual Student Report ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯
Test scores are among the many ways to find out how well your child is doing in school. However, test scores should
always be considered along with all other available information provided about your child. Scores on tests are only one
f the many indicators of how well your child is achieving.
The Individual Student Report provides information concerning your child’s performance on the North Carolina
Online Test of Computer Skills. Explanations of the information provided on the report are listed below; a sample
ndividual Student Report is located on page two.
A. Tested is the date of the test administration and the time the test administration was completed.
. Score is the total score your child made on the North Carolina Online Test of Computer Skills.
C. Passing Score is the score your child must achieve in order to pass the test and fulfill the computer skills
proficiency graduation requirement. The passing score for the online test is 150. Students at grades 9–12 who
have not met the computer proficiency requirement in eighth grade must have at least one opportunity per year
to take the test until the requirement has been met. Each student at grades 8–12 may participate in a maximum of
one test administration during each testi