Technology Proficiency Exam

Because the Proficiency Test must be taken in a proctored face to face testing center, all test dates are suspended indefinitely.  It is not known when testing will resume. 


Students’ demonstration of technology literacy is required for Olathe Public Schools’ high school graduation. Passing the exam will wave .5 credits of the technology graduation requirement. The exam is only open for students graduating in 2020 or 2021.

The exam demands extensive knowledge of technical content and computer skills including:

►Professional Presentationscomputer
►Computer Maintenance
►File Management
►Browsers and the Internet
►Digital Citizenship and Ethics
►Productivity Applications
    (MS Office, Apple iWorks, web-based)
►Cloud Storage Services
►Social Media
►Mobile Devices
►Internet Searching
►Self-Guided Learning
►Technical Writing

Students are limited to 4 hours to complete the test.

The exam is usually given three or four times a year, usually during Parent-Teacher Conferences or Professional Development days in October, January, and February and then again in June. The test is administered in the eAcademy Office at the Instructional Resource Center. Students who do not pass the first time with a score of 75% or better may repeat the exam once. Successful completion of the exam meets .5 credits of the technology requirement for Olathe graduation.  Completion does not decrease the number of credits required for graduation (24), a grade is not awarded for the exam, and the exam is not indicated on the student’s transcript.  Completion of the requirement simply waives .5 credits of the technology requirement in the student’s graduation audit.

Get more information and obtain a registration form from your counselor or download the registration form here.

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Written By: Cindy Cherry Date posted: June 6, 2012