The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment, offered through the Huron County Community Library, 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.
Anyone can access the modules and take the tests online, just click here. At the end of each test, the user receives a page of results, which lists the skills that have been mastered and the areas that need improvement. Many community organizations offer computer classes that are aligned with Northstar Digital Literacy Standards.
To earn a certificate for one or more of the modules, adults must take the tests in a supervised setting at an approved test site. Email IT@huroncolib.org to schedule.