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 or other approved 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 (specific courses listed on Running Start equivalency guide)
  • Pass the Technology Challenge Test with a score of 70% or higher 

IHS Technology Challenge Test Schedule: 

Seniors, it is a high priority for you to meet this graduation requirement, so please plan on committing to one of the following test times:
  • Test dates for the 2018-19 school year will be:
    • Wednesday, November 7 8-10 am in the IHS Library
    • Monday, November 19 3-5 pm in the IHS Library
    • Monday, December 3 3-5 pm in the IHS Library
    • Monday, December 17 3-5 pm in the IHS Library
You will receive an email notice from our on time graduation specialist which includes a link to register for a test session. Please look for this message in your inbox. If you feel you need to register but have not received an email message please emaiMs. Carpenter ( directly.

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.