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ERIC Number: ED504154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 221
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Feasibility Study for the PISA ICT Literacy Assessment: Report to Network A
Lennon, Marylou; Kirsch, Irwin; Von Davier, Matthias; Wagner, Michael; Yamamoto, Kentaro
Educational Testing Service
This report presents the findings of a study conducted to explore the feasibility of developing and delivering an assessment of information and communication technology (ICT) literacy for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The study was conducted at the request of an expert panel convened by Network A and was funded in large part by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with some support from Statistics Canada. The project reflects the collaboration of three organisations: the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Australia, the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) of Japan, and Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States. This report is organised into four sections. The Introduction section presents the background of the project, summarising the work of the expert panel in defining ICT literacy and developing a framework for assessing the skills and knowledge within that domain. In addition, it articulates the goals of the study and summarises the general conclusions drawn from the study results. The Procedures section explains how the study instrument and all accompanying materials were developed. The sampling plan for the study is discussed and the procedures followed in setting up and running the data collection process are explained. In the Results section, the procedures used for harvesting the data and defining variables for analysis and reporting are discussed. Student responses to the questions presented in the follow-up questionnaire are also summarised. The report concludes by returning to the goals for the study, as set out in the introduction. The authors consider the lessons learned relative to those goals and their implications for moving forward with assessments of ICT literacy. Appended are: (1) The ICT Expert Panel; (2) Sample Data File: Web Search Tasks; and (3) Follow-Up Questionnaire Responses. (Contains 18 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Japan; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment