Northstar Digital Literacy Project

Two students learn to use computers

Northstar Digital Literacy Project

Our digital literacy assessment tool, Northstar, tests computer skills and awards certificates.

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testing modules

Online, self-guided assessment modules measure digital abilities.

testing locations

Northstar testing locations proctor assessments and award certificates.

certificates earned

Northstar certificates allow learners to demonstrate computer skills to potential employers.

What is Northstar? 

Northstar prepares people for life in the digital age and supports career advancement. Self-guided online modules define and test basic skills in three areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills - Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Windows OS, Mac OS X
  • Essential Software Skills - Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks - Social Media, Information Literacy 
Adult learners work in computer lab