Standards of Learning

    The Computer Technology Standards of Learning define the essential knowledge and 
skills necessary for students to access, manage, evaluate, use, and create information responsibly 
using technology and digital resources. They provide a framework for digital literacy and include 
the progressive development of technical knowledge and skills, intellectual skills for thinking 
about and using information, and skills needed for working responsibly and productively both
individually and within groups. Digital literacy is not an end in itself but lays the foundation for 
deep and continuous learning. It focuses on using technology to learn rather than learning about 
technology. 

    To become technologically proficient, students must develop these skills through 
integrated activities across all K-12 content areas. These skills should be introduced and refined 
collaboratively by all K-12 teachers as an integral part of the learning process. Teachers can use 
these standards as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve 
success in learning and communication—preparing them to meet the challenges of today’s 
knowledge-based society.