Use of Technology
1998-99 Self-Evaluation Rubrics
Please judge your level of achievement in each of the following
competencies. Circle the number which best reflects your current
level of skill attainment. (Be honest, but be kind.) This tool
is designed to help understand your current level of skills with
computer technologies and to plan for further projects.
1. Basic Computer Operation
___ Level 1 I do not use a computer.
___ Level 2 I use the computer to
run a few specific, pre-loaded programs.
___ Level 3 I run two programs simultaneously,
and have several windows open
the same time.
___ Level 4 I trouble-shoot successfully
when basic problems with my computer or printer
occur. I learn new programs on my own.
2. File Management
___ Level 1 I do not save any documents
I create using the computer.
___ Level 2 I select, open and save
documents on different drives.
___ Level 3 I create my own folders
to keep my files organized and understand the importance
of a back-up system.
___ Level 4 I move files between folders
and drives, and I maintain my network
size within acceptable limits.
3. Word Processing
___ Level 1 I do not use a word processing
___ Level 2 I occasionally use a word
processing program for simple documents.
generally find it easier to hand write most written work I do.
___ Level 3 I use a word processing
program for nearly all my written professional
work and home communication. I edit, spell-check, and change the
4. Spreadsheet Use
___ Level 1 I do not use a spreadsheet.
___ Level 2 I understand the use of
a spreadsheet and can navigate within one.
create simple spreadsheets and charts.
___ Level 3 I use spreadsheets for
a variety of record-keeping tasks. I use labels, formulas,
cell references and formatting tools in my spreadsheets. I choose
which best represent my data.
5. Database Use
___ Level 1 I do not use a database.
___ Level 2 - I understand the use of a database and
locate information from a
such as Library Search.
___ Level 3 I create my own databases. I
define the fields and choose a layout to
information I have gathered. I use my database to answer questions
6. Graphics Use
___ Level 1 I do not use graphics
in my word processing or presentations.
___ Level 2 I open, create, and place
simple pictures into documents using drawing programs
___ Level 3 I edit and create graphics,
placing them into documents in order to help clarify
or amplify my message.
7. Internet Use
___ Level 1 I do not use the Internet.
___ Level 2 I access school and district
websites to find information. I follow links
from these sites to various Internet resources.
___ Level 3 I use lists of Internet
resources and make profitable use of Web search engines to
explore educational resources.
8. Telecommunications Use (E-Mail)
___ Level 1 I have an e-mail account
but I rarely use it.
___ Level 2 I send messages using
e-mail - mostly to district colleagues, friends, and family. I
check my e-mail account on a regular basis and maintain my mail
9. Ethical Use Understanding
___ Level 1 I am not aware of any
ethical issues surrounding computer use.
___ Level 2 I know that some copyright
restrictions apply to computer software.
___ Level 3 I understand district
rules concerning student and adult use of e-mail
Internet. I know the programs for which the district or
holds a site license. I understand the school board policy on
the use of copyrighted
10. Information Searching
___ Level 1 I am unlikely to seek
information when it is in electronic formats.
___ Level 2 I conduct simple searches
with the electronic encyclopedia and library software
for major topics.
___ Level 3 I have learned how to
use a variety of search strategies on several information
programs, including the use of Boolean (and, or, not) searches
11. Video Production
___ Level 1 I do not use a video camera.
___ Level 2 I create original video
tapes for home or school projects.
___ Level 3 I create original video
tapes using editing equipment .
This form was developed by the library media specialists
and teachers of the Bellingham Public Schools who based it upon
the Mankato Scale first developed by the Mankato (Minnesota) Public
Schools to measure the growth of student technology skills.