What is the Propulse Platform?
Researchers at Mississippi State University have created a performance‐based assessment platform designed to pinpoint technology-literacy skills of educational users that can be mapped to a variety of standards, skill sets or objectives. The goal of Propulse is to move the focus, when needed, from application‐specific knowledge toward transfer of learning by focusing on key concepts in a cost-effective manner for all educational organizations.
Propulse Platform was created to give educational organizations an accurate measure of their technology professional-development initiatives. Educators can now know exactly what is necessary to become technology literate according to ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards.
This assessment was adopted as an approved technology-literacy assessment for all vocational educators, administrators and students in the state of Mississippi.
The system provides overall test-score reports, as well as detailed, individual skill and standard reports for educators and administrators. Propulse is designed to evaluate any set of standards, skills or learning objectives for evaluating grants, guiding professional-development programs or certifying an organization’s clientele.
Propulse is built on the Adobe Flash technology, which is preinstalled on 98 percent of Internet‐connected computers. Our assessment systems are also designed to lower cost and time requirements by utilizing automated scoring and reporting.