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Topic: Information Systems 

Business Education

 Standard 25.  Understands the selection and acquisition of information systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Uses selection criteria to choose information systems suitable for particular situations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how to use selection criteria when choosing information systems for certain situations
 Standard 26.  Knows appropriate procedures and development tools used to analyze and design information systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows some reasons for using information systems (e.g., complex jobs may be handled more easily by a system; ease of uses may benefit physically disabled workers; speed and accuracy of processing may improve worker efficiency and effectiveness)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows complex jobs may be handled more easily by an information system
     2.Knows ease of use of information systems benefits physically disabled workers
     3.Knows speed and accuracy of information system processing may improve worker efficiency and effectiveness
   Benchmark 2.Knows the information needs of personnel (e.g., managers uses summary information to make policy decisions, keyboard operators uses raw data to prioritize daily jobs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows managers use summary information to make policy decisions
     2.Knows keyboard operators use raw data to prioritize daily jobs
   Benchmark 3.Understands design issues related to information systems (e.g., data dependence, redundancy, performance, optimization, cost-effectiveness)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands data dependence in information systems
     2.Understands redundancy in information systems
     3.Understands performance in information systems
     4.Understands optimization in information systems
     5.Understands cost-effectiveness in information systems
 Standard 29.  Establishes and uses a personal code of ethics for information systems uses and management
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows ethical issues and problems relating to information systems (e.g., privacy, property, access)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows privacy issues and problems relating to information systems
     2.Knows property issues and problems relating to information systems
     3.Knows access issues and problems relating to information systems
   Benchmark 4.Understands the concepts of information systems integrity and confidentiality in the business environment and knows the risks of a breach of confidentiality
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands concepts of information systems integrity in the business environment
     2.Understands concepts of information systems confidentiality in the business environment
     3.Knows risks of a breach of confidentiality
 Standard 30.  Understands the impact of information systems and technology on business and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Knows economic effects of using information systems (e.g., high cost to business when purchasing equipment, reduced staff numbers, retraining of staff)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows information systems cause high costs to businesses when purchasing equipment
     2.Knows information systems cause a reduction in staff numbers
     3.Knows information systems cause a need to retrain staff