MOS 101 Kamiakin High School
Step 1:Take the Exam • Step 2: Explore the Resources • CCI Online Microsoft Office Courseware • NC Certification Review • NC Lesson Plans & Projects • Microsoft Curriculum • E-Learning • Step 3: Identifying Curriculum Ask the essential questions? • What do we already teach? • What do we need to teach? • What curriculum do we feel is an important component to our program? • Publication vs. Application Identifying Curriculum
Used existing lesson plans and integrated new material, lessons, and projects. • Daily MOS Review Questions or Tasks • Hot Key of the Day • Formed lessons/projects to look similar to the test. • Timed projects “Get students to buy in!” Instruction Delivery
Instruction: • CCI Online Microsoft Office Courseware • NC Lesson Plans & Projects • Century 21 Computer Applications and Keyboarding 8th Edition • Century 21 Keyboarding & Information Processing 6th Edition Review: • NC Reviews • Timed Reviews • Using Telephone Etiquette and Skateboard documents • Telephone Practice Review • Quick Reference Guide Materials Utilized
Step #1: Have students register on certiport.com • Step #2: NC Timed Reviews (1-2 weeks) • Step #3: Practice logging into the test several times prior to taking the test. • Step #4: Test • Step #5: Review Again (1 day) • Step #6: Re-takes Process for Test Prep Students
Gave 1st test – was not graded. • Used 2nd test as FinalExam for 1st Semester. • If students passed the exam on the first try they worked quietly on home work. • Grading Scale at .25 value(175 pts. possible): 630-700 = A 560-629 = B 490-559 = C 420-489 = D 0-419 = F Testing Structure
Why not? Why test all students?
After IT does what they do… • Test several computers in each lab: • Can you get logged in? • Does it show the correct school/building? • Have you assigned groups? • Have students set-up their CertiPort Accounts. (30 minutes) • Index Card with student information. Name Login: Password:______________ State Student ID #: School Address: Exam Group ID: Test Set-Up
Practice, Practice, Practice logging in! • Have the instructions in multiple places so students don’t need individual help to get logged in. • Have students help if they have already passed. • If testing during finals you have more time! How do you test in a 55 minute period?
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