2012/2013 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Keyboarding (Middle School)
(6150-18/co-op not available/18 weeks)
Tasks/competencies are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Keyboarding (Middle School)
- Identify computer system components.
- Describe ergonomic and repetitive strain injury (RSI) guidelines related to safe computer use.
- Maintain workstation, equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Boot, access, reboot, and shut down an operating system and start and exit software programs.
- Input data and commands using peripherals (e.g., keyboard, light pen, mouse, scanner, audio/video input, voice recognition).
- Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information using a touch system and correct techniques.
- Manipulate data/software/operating system using ribbons, launchers, icons, and pull-down menus, mouse, and function keys.
- Use file external storage device (i.e., Universal Serial Bus [USB], and online (e.g., Google Docs, Web pages, e-mail) management techniques, such as copy, clear cache, move, store, rename, retrieve, save, delete, and create/manipulate directories.
- Improve keyboarding techniques.
- Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy.
- Proofread copy, using proofreaders' marks.
- Write letters, memos, e-mails, reports, blogs, outlines, and tables, using the English writing process steps.
- Key and format letters, memos, e-mails, reports, outlines, columns, and tables.
- Edit copy.
- Key, format, and merge addresses on labels and envelopes.
- Produce documents incorporating simple graphic elements, including tables and graphs.
- Obtain assistance for preparing documents from electronic and hard-copy references and documentation (e.g., help screen, spell check, user's manual, dictionary, grammar check, thesaurus, Internet search).
- Correlate keyboarding skills with the appropriate career pathways.
- Develop a résumé.
- Complete an online and/or a written job application form.
- Create an electronic and/or hard-copy portfolio containing representative samples of student work.
- Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome the barriers.