INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIAL STANDARDS
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RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIAL STANDARDS (ITES)
During 2009, Digital Teaching and Learning staff members worked with LEA representatives and other DPI staff to create Information and Technology Essential Standards. These standards were developed using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and replace the Computer Skills and Information Literacy Standard Courses of Study. The standards were piloted in 2010-2011 and are posted on the ACRE section section of the NC Public Schools web site.
These standards are critical building blocks for the education of our students. ITES represent the "must have" information and technology skills and knowledge that each student must have in order to achieve success at the next level. The standards are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers in all curricular areas and grade levels. As the ITES are taught throughout all classrooms and across all curricular areas, it is essential that classroom teachers collaborate with school library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators in delivering this instruction. School library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators should be active participants in grade level and/or curricular area planning groups as these teams analyze student data, identify learning goals, plan and deliver instruction, and assess student progress.
The Information and Technology Essential Standards are organized into the following 5 strands. A document containing the learning progression from K through 9-12 is linked to the title of the strand.
Strands of Information and Technology Essential Standards
- Sources of Information
- Informational Text
- Technology as a Tool
- Research Process
- Safety and Ethical Use
Strand Alignment Forms
- Sources of Alignment Information Form
- Informational Text Alignment Form
- Technology as a Tool Alignment Form
- Research Process Alignment Form
- Safety and Ethical Use Alignment Form
The documents below include the Essential Standards for each grade with a sampling of clarifying objectives. These clarifying objectives are not required curricular objectives but are rather an example to aid local curriculum development.
- K-5 Essential Standards
(pdf, 119kb | doc, 37kb)
- 6-8 Essential Standards
(pdf, 63kb | doc, 28kb)
- 9-12 Essential Standards
(pdf, 33kb | doc, 24kb)
Description and Link
Alignment of ITES, AASL, NETS-S Instruction
Sheena Russell, Randolph County Schools
NC Professional Teacher Standards
Professional Teacher Standards
Professional Development Plan Form