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Recommended Citation: Tesch, D B, M C Murphy, and E A Crable.  Implementation of a Basic Computer Skills Assessment Mechanism for Incoming Freshmen.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2004, v 21 (Newport): §2254. ISSN: 1542-7382. (Corrected version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 4(13). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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Implementation of a Basic Computer Skills Assessment Mechanism for Incoming Freshmen

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Refereed9 pages
Debbie B. Tesch    [a1] [a2]
Management Information Systems
Xavier University    [u1] [u2]
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Marianne C. Murphy    [a1] [a2]
Management Information Systems
Xavier University    [u1] [u2]
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Elaine A. Crable    [a1] [a2]
Management Information Systems
Xavier University    [u1] [u2]
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Basic computer skills assessment for incoming freshmen provides an opportunity for placement appropriate to the students present skill level. At this university, assessment for incoming freshmen was begun in the College of Business in order to ensure that students entering the information systems core course have a set of requisite skills in file management, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics processing before entering the MIS core course in the College of Business. This paper describes the implementation and placement results of this process for incoming freshmen at a private liberal arts university in the Midwest.

Keywords: computer skills assessment, basic computer skills, IS curriculum

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