ICT Literacy Assessment

Background

Sponsor/Creator

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Purpose

Proficiency testing

What is measured

Ability to use digital technology, communication tools, and/or networks to solve information-related problems

Target population

High school students, community college students, and freshmen and sophomores in four-year colleges (core assessment); rising juniors at four-year colleges (advanced assessment)

Item format

14 4-minute and one 15-minute simulated, scenario-based tasks delivered via the Web

Sample size

Approximately 4,500 examinees at 31 campuses (January through April 2005 administration of advanced assessment)

Frequency of administration

Advanced assessment launched in January 2005 (2006 test window was January 23– April 3; continuous testing to begin in August 2006). Pilot testing of the core assessment was January 23–February 17 (2006 test window was April 5–May 5; continuous testing to begin in August 2006.)

Availability

Test details and sample items available at http://www.ets.org/ictliteracy



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