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ERIC Number: EJ895053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Development and Validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST[superscript 2]L)
Hohlfeld, Tina N.; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Barron, Ann E.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v42 n4 p361-389 2010
This article provides an overview of the development and validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST[superscript 2]L). Developing valid and reliable objective performance measures for monitoring technology literacy is important to all organizations charged with equipping students with the technology skills needed to successfully participate in and contribute to a digital and global society. The purpose of the ST[superscript 2]L is to measure student technology literacy for low-stakes purposes of reporting aggregated school results, curricular planning, and students' self-assessment of technology skills. This article reports the development procedures and results of the pilot test conducted with eighth grade students (N = 1,561) to validate the functioning of this online, interactive tool. Analyses focused on item difficulty and discrimination by ability groups, completion time analysis, internal consistency reliability, and construct validity. ST[superscript 2]L was found to be a sound assessment tool for the intended purpose of low-stakes assessment of technology literacy. (Contains 3 figures and 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida