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We now offer computer skills testing and classes!

The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment is aimed at helping adults acquire the technology skills they desire in a low-pressure setting.

It's very easy!

  1. Sign up to become a Learner: West Feliciana Parish Library | Locations | Northstar Digital Literacy (

  2. Take Assessments to find out what you already know and the areas you need practice.

  3. Practice!

  4. Retake the assessment to see what you've learned.

  5. Schedule a proctored assessment with our staff if you'd like a certificate of completion.

We received funding to become a Northstar Assessment site through a pilot program created by ConnectLA, the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Louisiana Department of Education and the State Library of Louisiana.

The free set of assessments includes self-guided modules: Essential Computer Skills (Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS), Essential Software Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Using Technology in Daily Life (Social Media, Information Literacy, and Creative Job Search). Closed-captioning is available and screen readers are supported.

Anyone can access the modules and take the tests online at At the end of each test, the user receives a page of results, which lists the skills that have been mastered and the areas that need improvement. In addition to the assessments, users can take self-guided classes through NorthStar and sign up for instructor-led courses through the library.

“The modules are based on a set of basic computer competency benchmarks developed by a diverse group of literacy providers, business representatives, and nonprofit agencies,” said Ms. Davis. “These standards help ensure that computer classes are teaching adult learners the exact skills they need to succeed in the workplace.”

To earn a certificate for one or more of the modules, adults must take the tests in a supervised setting at the library. We will schedule proctoring beginning in October.

To learn more, contact, or call the library and ask for Molly.

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