We are shifting from “standards” to “competencies”.  Standards are skill based and competencies focus on how learning can be enhanced through the use of technology resources.  MITECS are a collection of technology competencies, based on the ISTE Standards for Students. The ISTE Standards for Students and the MITECS includes six categories: Empowered Learner, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer/Maker, Computational Thinker, Global Collaborator, and Digital Citizen.

Note: Michigan currently has no assessment requirement for mastery of technology skills/competencies.  However, the successful application of technology competencies as identified in MITECS, should be observable in improved student achievement within the core content areas.