The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment (www.digitalliteracyassessment.org) is aimed at helping adults acquire the skills they need in today’s workplace. The free set of assessments includes self-guided modules: Essential Computer Skills (Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS), Essential Software Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Using Technology in Daily Life (Social Media, Information Literacy, and Creative Job Search). Closed-captioning is available and screen readers are supported.
Get started with Northstar by requesting your free Northstar Learner Account. Requests will be processed within 3 business days.
Interested in taking a proctored Northstar assessment? Proctored assessments are free and allow you to earn certificates that can be used on resumes and job applications.
You can take each skill set assessment only once during a scheduled proctored session. If you score 85% or better, you will be awarded the NDLA Certificate. The number of certificates you earn during the one-hour session will depend on the pace at which you complete each assessment and achieve a score of 85% or better on each assessment.
Essential Computer Skills:
Essential Software Skills:
Using Technology in Daily Life