ERIC Number: ED238895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Computer Literacy: Definition and Survey Items for Assessment in Schools.
Lockheed, Marlaine E.; And Others
This project presents a pool of questions that can be used in surveys to provide data that would enable state and local education agencies, school administrators, teachers, parents, and the computer industry to make better informed decisions regarding: (1) curriculum planning and implementation in elementary and secondary school; (2) design of inservice and preservice training programs for teachers and administrators; (3) development of educational computer equipment, software, and computer-related learning materials; and (4) evaluation and selection of computer equipment, software, and learning materials. The pool of questions contain three different types. The first type is the survey item that asks the respondent about his or her computer-related knowledge, skills, experience, and use. The second type is the validation item whose purpose is to objectively validate the survey items. The third type is the inventory item that seeks information regarding computer-related resources in the district, school, or classroom. The included items are addressed to four types of respondents: school district superintendents (n=245), principals (n=377), teachers (n=284), and students (n=204) of elementary and secondary schools.(PN)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Data Collection, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Glossaries, Item Banks, Needs Assessment, Principals, School Surveys, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Superintendents, Test Items, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.; Instructional Computing, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.