Tech Proficiency Requirement

How do I know if I have completed this graduation requirement?

Students can check Student or Family Access under Educational Milestones to confirm if they have met the Technology Proficiency requirement (most commonly met by taking Tech Smart in middle school, another Tech-approved class in high school, or by passing the Tech Test).    

Options to meet Technology Proficiency Requirement include:
  • Pass an Issaquah School District middle school Tech Smart class
  • Pass an approved course at Issaquah High School:
    • Intro to Computer Science
    • AP Computer Science 
    • Website Design
    • Photography
    • Graphic Design
    • Interactive Media
    • Engineering Robotics
    • Introduction to Engineering
    • Yearbook
    • TV/Video Production (iVision)
  • Pass an approved Bellevue College class (BTS161) 
  • Pass the Technology Challenge Test with a score of 70% or higher 

IHS Technology Challenge Test Schedule: 

The Technology Challenge Test has not yet been updated for the 2017-2018 school year.  Once it has, we will dedicate December testing to seniors, and then add additional test dates once a month (January through May) for 9th-11th grade students.  

Seniors, it is a high priority for you to meet this graduation requirement before December, so please plan on committing to one of the following test times:
  • Testing dates for 2017-18 school year will be:
    • Monday February 26th at 3:00pm in the IHS Library
    • Wednesday March 7th at 8:00am in the IHS Library
    • Monday March 19th at 3pm in the IHS Library
    • Monday April 16th at 3:00pm in the IHS Library
    • Wednesday April 25th at 8:00am in the IHS Library
Register for your preferred test day:  Tech Test Registration

Online Technology Tutorial -- READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!
After registering for the test, students must prepare by completing the online tutorial.  

The tutorial guides you through both the format and the content of the test, and tutorial use substantially increases the likelihood of passing the Tech Test on your first try.  We strongly recommend that ALL students (including very technically adept students) complete the tutorial at least once before taking the Technology Challenge Test.  This requires 1 - 2 hours of practice time at home.

Once you have registered for a test date, you will receive login & Key Code information for the tutorial.  Use the Online Tutorial Help directions to for help logging in & accessing the tutorial.  If after following those instructions, you still have difficulties, contact Ms. Carpenter ( for assistance.