Educators' Website for Information Technology

Instructional Resources


Alaska has content standards for technology and for information literacy across grade levels. The Alaska State Board of Education adopted these standards and key elements as voluntary guidelines for Alaska's schools. The content standards and their associated key elements for English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Government and Citizenship, Skills for a Healthy Life, Arts, World Languages, and Technology are presented in a booklet.

Arizona has comprehensive technology standards for kindergarten, grades 1-3, 4-8, and 9-12.

Arkansas' Learning Standards are defined in the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks which describe what students must know and be able to do in each academic content area at three critical levels: grades 4, 8, and 12. Use of technology is integrated into these standards.

Building a Path in Telecommunications
Skill Standards for the Network Technician These standards were developed by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), US West, and the South King County (south of Seattle, Washington) Tech Prep Consortium. The Telecommunications industry is defined as that industry which deals with the development, manufacturing and operations of communications systems (hardware and software) for the recording, storage, processing and distribution of voice/video and data. The goal of the project is to specify the knowledge, skills and abilities an individual needs to succeed as a telecommunications network technician. While the title generally refers to installation and maintenance it also refers to other job titles. Job functions are described through a listing of tasks, performance criteria, technical knowledge, SCANS skills and personal qualities. See the CWA Website at

The Illinois Learning Standards integrate use of technology into the standards for each subject area and K-12 grade level; clustered into Early Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle/Junior High School, Early High School, and Late High School.

Information Literacy Standards
American Library Association and Association for Educational Communications and Technology has published nine information literacy standards for student learning. These can be found at

The Louisiana Content Standards integrate the use of technology - and recommend specific software programs - for each subject area and K-12 grade level; clustered into K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

School Improvement in Maryland har voluntary core curriculum defining what students should know and be able to do at grade levels K-12.

Massachusetts has detailed technology standards along with useful examples for grades PreK-4, 5-8, 9-10, and 11-12.

Massachusetts IT Tech Prep
The Masachusetts Tech Prep Information Technology Project's mission is to design, develop and validate a statewide model for the Tech Prep Information Technology Cluster.

Michigan has draft benchmarks for information technology for early elementary, later elementary, middle school, and high school.,1607,7-140-28753_33232_37328---,00.html

The Nebraska Education Technology Center provides Student Essential Learnings for K-12 students; clustered into grades PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

New York
New York State has Learning Standards for K-12 students, clustered into Elementary, Intermediate, and Commencement. Technology standards are integrated into the Math, Science and Technology area and in the Career Development and Occupational Studies area.

North Carolina
North Carolina has developed a curriculum matrix for computer/technology skills for Kindergarten, Grades 1 through 8, and high school.

eTech Ohio manages a telecommunications network that supports the distribution of educational content and online learning.

Oklahoma outlines Instructional Technology, Information Literacy, and Technology Education skills for grades K-12. These skills are part of the state's Priority Academic Student Skills.

Utah provides K-12 IT Standards for use in all schools. Utah's High School IT Programs are designed to prepare students for employment and/or continuing education in the IT field:

Washington - Essential Academic Learning Requirements
Washington provides Essential Academic Learning Requirements divided by subject area, with benchmarks to be achieved by the end of grades 4, 7, and 10. Technology use is integrated into these standards.

Washington - Information for Business Teachers

Washington - Information for IT Teachers

Washington - IT Career Cluster Project
Information about the IT Career Cluster Porject in Washington. Including the Digital Design Project, The DigiTools Project, the Microsoft Web Portal Project, the business partners that helped Washington State and the rest of the nation give industry certifications tests right in the regular high school class.

Washington - Technology Integration
Information about technology integration for the Washington State Academic Learning Requirements, including information about Student Competencies, Teacher Competencies, Administrator Competencies, Facilities & Infrastructure/Networking Standards Successful Practices in Professional Development Successful Practices in Funding & Support

Wisconsin provides detailed information technology standards for students to achieve by the end of grades 4, 8 and 12.