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CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

NBEA (National Business Education Association) standards have been correlated to ensure that students and adults are afforded equal access to fundamental business knowledge and skills and, therefore, an equal opportunity for success in life" (National Standards for Business Education, NBEA, 2007).

Analyze cost benefit and life cycle of hardware.


Analyze multimedia delivery tools and their impact on business functions.


Analyze the potential societal effect of widespread reliance on information technology.


Analyze, access, exchange, organize, and synthesize information.


Apply a variety of input technologies to maximize productivity.


Configure multimedia delivery tools (e.g., blogs, podcasting, webcasting).


Create advanced reports and queries.


Create multimedia content and prepare it for delivery (e.g., compression, resolution).


Define basic database terminology (e.g., database, field, record, query, table).


Demonstrate the transferability of skills between productivity software applications.


Describe search strategies and use them to solve common information problems.


Develop proper input techniques (e.g., keyboarding, 10-key touch pad, scanning, speech recognition, handtyping, digital inking, digital cameras, student response systems, and the use of a touch screen, mouse or stylus).


Evaluate hardware vendors, warranties, and purchasing options.


Evaluate the effectiveness of software to solve specific problems.


Explain the purpose, operation, and care of hardware components.


Explore translation and digital language input tools and resources for effective global communication.


Extract useful information using search queries.


Find, classify, and order retrieved information.


Gather, evaluate, use, cite, and disseminate information from technology sources.


Identify and use appropriate help resources for hardware (e.g., help desks, online help, manuals).


Identify productivity software appropriate for specific tasks.


Identify the appropriate type of database for a particular situation (e.g., flat, relational).


Identify the variety of data types that are stored in database management systems.


Organize and present the results of data retrieval through reports.


Prepare projects that include a variety of media (e.g., images, text, video, and audio).


Retrieve and use information from a database (e.g., Internet search tools, library databases).


Select and apply multimedia software appropriate for specific tasks.


Select and apply the appropriate productivity software to complete tasks.


Select and integrate multimedia software products appropriate for various computer platforms.


Select and integrate productivity software products appropriate for various computer platforms.


Select appropriate input technology to optimize performance.


Sort, prioritize, and retrieve data from databases.


Troubleshoot multimedia software and projects.


Use a logical and structured approach to isolate and identify problem sources and resolve problems.


Use a wide variety of information technology resources to retrieve information.


Use advanced features of productivity software.


Use multimedia software to create media rich projects.


Use productivity software to create documents, research topics and take notes, categorize data, and perform calculations to improve academic achievement across the curriculum.


Use search procedures appropriate to type of information, nature of source, and nature of query.


Use the collaborative features of productivity software to accomplish organizational tasks.


Use various input technologies to enter and manipulate information appropriately.