Lurie College Technology Test (Level 1)


The Lurie College of Education Technology Test is an alternative for students who need to fulfill the State of California Level I Technology Requirement as part of the teacher credentialing process.  Students who are enrolled in Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential programs are required to complete the Level I Technology Requirement for their preliminary teaching credential. Testing is in-person and iPad-based. (iPads are provided at the site for testing-do not bring your own). There are 35 items and the format is multiple choice. Students have up to 2 hours to complete the test.

A passing score on the Technology Test is valid for five (5) years from the date of the exam to the date of application for a credential.


Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Test Dates:
Registration Deadline:
(closes at 5:00 pm)
June 9th, 2018 SH 433 June 7th, 2018
July 7th, 2018 SH 433 July 5th, 2018

Fees & Registration

There is a $50 fee per test registration.

Payment/registration is made in advance through e-Market.

You must bring your printed receipt or show your e-receipt on your smart phone when checking in for the test. No cash/checks accepted.

Location & Contact Information

Sweeney Hall, Room 433

San José State University

Directions & Parking

Campus Map


Test Results

A score of 70% is necessary to pass the test.

Test results will be emailed to you.

Policies & Rules

Late Arrivals & Absentees

Late arrivals (after 8:30AM) and absentees will forfeit their test fee and be required to re-register for a future test date.

Valid emergencies are exceptions to this rule (e.g., documented illness or hospitalization). They will not have to submit an additional payment; however, they will have to re-register.



Along with your receipt of payment, a current, government issued ID is required for admission. It must be in the name in which you registered and have your photograph and signature.


Acceptable IDs include:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • State ID card


Unacceptable IDs include:

  • Student ID
  • Credit cards
  • Social Security card


Test Center Regulations

All cell phones must be turned off and left in the designated area.


Prohibited Items

Please do not bring these items with you to the test:

  • Electronic devices such as calculators, computers, tablets/iPads
  • Backpacks or other bags (purses are allowed)
  • Food or drink
  • Handwritten or printed materials including books, notebooks, and study guides

Preparation Resources

The test will cover the following competencies:

Hardware and Software Terminology
Care and Usage of Hardware and Software (includes password security)
Legal and Ethical Issues
Record Management (includes basic Excel)
Print Production for Communication
Electronic Communication
Electronic Collaboration
Digital Media and Information Evaluation and Internet Research

Listed below are selected references to assist you as you prepare for the test.



Selected Resources*


Demonstrate knowledge of current, basic computer hardware and software terminology

Basic Computer Information

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Basic Terminology

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Operating Systems

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Care & Usage (Hardware/Software) Demonstrate competency in the operation and care of computer related hardware (e.g. cleaning input devices, avoiding proximity to magnets, proper startup and shut down sequences, scanning for viruses, and formatting storage media). Know standard practice regarding password security issues.  

Basic Operations & Care

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General Security

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Troubleshooting Implement basic troubleshooting techniques for computer systems and related peripheral devices (e.g. checking the connections, isolating the problem components, distinguishing between software and hardware problems) before accessing the appropriate avenue of technical support.  


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Legal & Ethical Issues Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legal issues related to the use of computer-based technology (e.g., fair use and copyright). Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the ethical issues related to the use of computer-based technology.  

Copyright & Fair Use

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Open Source Software

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Acceptable Use Policies

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Record Management Use computer applications to manage records (e.g. grade book, attendance, and assessment records). Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to interpret an Excel spreadsheet.  

Excel Gradebook

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Print Production for Communication Use computers to communicate through printed media (e.g. newsletters incorporating graphics and charts, course descriptions, and student reports).  


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Some Examples of Software Options

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Electronic Communication Interact with others using e-mail.  

Email Basics

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Email Privacy

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Electronic Collaboration Have knowledge of a variety of computer-based collaborative tools (e.g. threaded discussion groups, newsgroups, list servers, online chat, and audio/video conferences).  

Web 2.0

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Digital Media & Information Evaluation/Internet Research Examine a variety of current educational digital media and use established selection criteria to evaluate materials, for example, multimedia, Internet resources, telecommunications, computer-assisted instruction, and productivity and presentation tools. (See California State guidelines and evaluations). Demonstrate competence in the use of electronic research tools (e.g. access the Internet to search for and retrieve information). Have working knowledge of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).  


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Researching and Evaluating Internet Sources

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iPad Apps

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Computer Literacy

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Blended Learning & Online Learning

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*The references provided on this site are not an exhaustive listing of resources available for students to use for test preparation. It is a selected subsample that students should add to as their specific needs warrant.


Here are also a few additional general sites with basic computer and technology information:


Houston Library - Digital Training

Independence University – Basic Skills