The goal of the Quinlan ISD Department of Family and Community Engagement is to work together in partnership with families and the community to help every child reach their full potential and to live happy and healthy lives.
It is our hope that these Parent University resources will help equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, and confidence.
Research tells us that parental involvement is associated with higher student achievement outcomes.
The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. Northstar is an assessment, not a curriculum.
When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.