National assessment program : ICT literacy years 6 & 10 report 2005
Australia's national goals for schooling assert that when students leave school they should be: confident, creative and productive users of new technologies, particularly information and communication technologies, and understand the impact of those technologies on society. The Australian National Assessment Program includes the systematic assessment of the extent to which this goal is being achieved through triennial sample surveys of students in Years 6 and 10. This report is based on the assessment of ICT literacy conducted in October 2005. It describes the development of a computer-based tool for assessing ICT literacy among school students and the application of that tool with a nationally representative sample of approximately 7,400 students from Years 6 and 10 in nearly 520 Australian schools. The report describes the development, validation and refinement of a progress map that identifies a progression of ICT literacy. It describes the ICT literacy levels of Australian school students overall and for particular groups of students.
Ainley, John; Fraillon, Julian; Freeman, Chris; and Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA), "National assessment program : ICT literacy years 6 & 10 report 2005" (2007).