InfoSource offers free tech-literacy assessment

InfoSource Learning recently launched a free, online technology literacy assessment that tests K-12 students to determine their technological proficiency. The assessment is available free of charge to all school districts, state education departments, and educational organizations. "It is extremely important for all schools to measure and improve their students’ use of technology," said Michael Werner, chief executive officer of InfoSource Learning, in a press release. "In fact, we believe it is so important that we want to make our assessment available to all states and school districts free of charge–for all of their students." The assessment began as a promotion at the 2008 National Educational Computer Conference to help school districts determine if their students are technologically literate by the eighth grade in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act. InfoSource originally intended to charge a flat fee of $10 per student for access to the site, the company says.