What is Northstar?
Northstar is a set of online, self-guided modules used to test computer and technology skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills and using technology in daily life. Test yourself and learn new skills.
Access is courtesy of the California State Library.
How do I get started?
Click on the GO button above
Enter your name in the test taker area
Choose which assessments and modules you want to take
Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.
Available for use on
Any computer or device with a browser and internet access. There is an app available for this product.