Online, self-guided assessments measure basic skills in each of 15 areas, allowing individuals to identify current skills and opportunities for learning new skills. Learn more.Try an assessment now
Educational materials provide for self-guided online learning, one-on-one digital navigation, and instructor-led classes. Northstar standards define the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online.Learn More
Individuals and instructors see progress and opportunities for learning, including organizational statistics on number of learners, number of assessments, and percentage of assessments passed.Learn More
Northstar Digital Literacy defines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education.
Northstar has helped instructors and learners understand that digital literacy can be taught and supported at every level, regardless of background, experience, or language.
Northstar continues to be a key partner for Goodwill Industries International and our network of 156 local Goodwill organizations. The literacy assessments, and supporting curriculum, allow Goodwill to provide quality and relevant digital literacy training to those that we serve, including people who are unemployed or underemployed, veterans and military families and people impacted by the criminal justice system. Together, we’re helping to place individuals into sustainable careers. Thanks for your continued engagement, collaboration, and support!
We are grateful to the leadership at Literacy Minnesota for assisting Louisiana with identifying the tools and standards that will allow us to better assist our higher education and ABE communities. With their support we have been able to make immediate progress on bridging the digital divide.
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Literacy Minnesota is an internationally recognized non-profit leader and driving force behind the latest developments in literacy learning. We believe literacy has the power to advance equity and justice, and we envision a world where life-changing learning is within everyone’s reach. Get more information on our educational resources and programs.