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Business Education

 Standard 4.  Understands and uses accounting software and spreadsheets
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Uses accounting software to compare planned financial goals to actual financial statements
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Compares financial goals to actual financial statements using accounting software
   Benchmark 4.Uses financial spreadsheets or accounting software for budget analysis and forecasting
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses financial spreadsheets for budget analysis
     2.Uses financial spreadsheets for budget forecasting
     3.Uses accounting software for budget analysis
     4.Uses accounting software for budget forecasting
   Benchmark 5.Knows various accounting software available for financial analysis and management (e.g., programs pertaining to productivity, payroll, investments, inventory control, ratio analysis)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows various accounting software available for financial analysis
     2.Knows various accounting software available for financial management
     3.Knows various accounting programs pertaining to productivity
     4.Knows various accounting software pertaining to payroll
     5.Knows various accounting software pertaining to investments
     6.Knows various accounting software pertaining to inventory control
     7.Knows various accounting software pertaining to ratio analysis
 Standard 22.  Knows the characteristics and uses of industry- and subject-specific computer software programs
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Uses database software to enter, sort, search, and retrieve data (e.g., sort patient records according to admission date in a hospital database; look to see if a car part is in stock for an auto repair business)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses hospital database to sort patient records according to admission date
     2.Uses database software to see if a car part is in stock for an auto repair business
     3.Uses database software to enter data
     4.Uses database software to sort data
     5.Uses database software to search data
     6.Uses database software to retrieve data
   Benchmark 2.Uses spreadsheet software to update, add, and delete data and to produce documents (e.g., classroom grade totals, profit-loss statements, charts and graphs showing increase in customers eating at a restaurant)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses spreadsheet software to update data in classroom grade total documents
     2.Uses spreadsheet software to add data in classroom grade total documents
     3.Uses spreadsheet software to delete data in classroom grade total documents
     4.Uses spreadsheet software to produce classroom grade total documents
     5.Uses spreadsheet software to update data in profit-loss statements
     6.Uses spreadsheet software to add data in profit-loss statements
     7.Uses spreadsheet software to delete data in profit-loss statements
     8.Uses spreadsheet software to produce profit-loss statements
     9.Uses spreadsheet software to update data in charts and graphs that show a restaurant’s increase in customers
     10.Uses spreadsheet software to add data in charts and graphs that show a restaurant’s increase in customers
     11.Uses spreadsheet software to delete data in charts and graphs that show a restaurant’s increase in customers
     12.Uses spreadsheet software to produce charts and graphs that show a restaurant’s increase in customers
   Benchmark 3.Uses presentation and multimedia software to design, create, edit, and format presentations (e.g., a sales campaign presentation, a report about new manufacturing technologies, a description of veterinary procedures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses presentation software to design, create, edit, and format presentations
     2.Uses multimedia software to design, create, edit, and format presentations
     3.Uses presentation and multimedia software to design, create, edit, and format a sales campaign presentation
     4.Uses presentation and multimedia software to design, create, edit, and format a report about new manufacturing technologies
     5.Uses presentation and multimedia software to design, create, edit, and format a presentation about veterinary procedures
   Benchmark 4.Uses word processing software to produce documents (e.g., manuscripts, business letters, memorandums, resumes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes manuscripts using word processing software
     2.Makes business letters using word processing software
     3.Makes memorandums using word processing software
     4.Makes resumes using word processing software
   Benchmark 5.Uses desktop publishing software to produce a variety of publications (e.g., newsletters, brochures, instructional manuals)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes newsletters using desktop publishing software
     2.Makes brochures using desktop publishing software
     3.Makes instructional manuals using desktop publishing software
   Benchmark 6.Uses various resources (e.g., on-line help, tutorials, manuals) to troubleshoot problems with software
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses on-line help to troubleshoot problems with software
     2.Uses tutorials to troubleshoot problems with software
     3.Uses manuals to troubleshoot problems with software
   Benchmark 7.Knows that different types of software exist for different subjects and industries (e.g., accounting software, marketing software, production software, health services industry software, aerospace industry software, agricultural industry software)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about accounting software
     2.Knows about marketing software
     3.Knows about production software
     4.Knows about health services industry software
     5.Knows about aerospace industry software
     6.Knows about agricultural industry software
   Benchmark 8.Uses appropriate storage devices for software (e.g., floppy or hard disks, magnetic tape)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses floppy disks appropriately
     2.Uses hard disks appropriately

Engineering Education

 Standard 12.  Understands the techniques, tools, and technologies related to the production of technical drawings
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 9.Uses computer-aided design methods to construct technical drawings (e.g., operate CAD software, manage data, store and retrieve drawings)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses computer-aided design methods such as CAD software to construct technical drawings
     2.Uses computer-aided design methods such as data management to construct technical drawings
     3.Uses computer-aided design methods such as storing and retrieving documents to construct technical drawings
 Standard 17.  Understands elements of production planning
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 8.Knows how computer software is used in the planning of a manufacturing project (e.g., use Computer Aided Design [CAD] software to a design prototype)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that computer software is used in the planning of a manufacturing projects
     2.Knows how computer software such as Computer Aided Design software is used to design a prototype
 Standard 18.  Understands concepts of production control in the manufacturing industry
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Uses computer software to aid in the manufacturing of products (e.g., uses computer aided manufacturing [CAM] software to generate toolpaths, write computer numerical control [CNC] code)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses computer software such as computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software to generate toolpaths
     2.Uses computer software such as writing computer numerical control (CNC) code
   Benchmark 5.Understands numerical control methods used to improve productivity (e.g., statistical processing control [SPC] software)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands that statistical processing control (SPC) software is a numerical control method used to improve productivity

Technology

 Standard 1.  Knows the characteristics and uses of computer hardware and operating systems
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 4.Knows basic characteristics and functions of an operating system
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows basic characteristics of an operating system
     2.Knows the basic functions of an operating system
 Standard 2.  Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Understands that actions can control software programs
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a software program is something that is run on a computer (e.g., game, word processing)
     2.Knows that people use computer hardware (e.g., mouse, keyboard) when a computer software program is running
   Benchmark 2.Uses computers for a variety of purposes (e.g., playing games, listening and interacting with storybooks, working with numbers, drawing)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses computers to play games
     2.Uses computers to listen and interact with storybooks
     3.Uses computers to work with numbers
     4.Uses computers to draw
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows basic features of computer software (e.g., file, open, save, help, preview)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows basic features of computer software
     2.Knows the concept of a file
     3.Knows the concept of opening a file
     4.Knows the concept of saving a file
     5.Knows that computer software has a help feature
     6.Knows that computer software has a preview feature
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 5.Knows appropriate software for tasks (e.g., creating documents, performing calculations, audio-video projects)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows appropriate software for creating documents
     2.Knows appropriate software for performing calculations
     3.Knows appropriate software for creating audio-video projects
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Identifies some advanced features of software products (e.g., galleries, templates, macros, mail merge)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that galleries are an example of an advanced feature of a software product
     2.Knows that templates are an example of an advanced feature of a software product
     3.Knows that macros are an example of an advanced feature of a software product
     4.Knows that mail merge is an example of an advanced feature of a software product