National assessment program : ICT literacy years 6 & 10 report 2008

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Computer literaacy, ICT in education


This report presents the findings from the National Assessment Program – ICT literacy assessment conducted in 2008 under the auspices of the national council of education ministers, the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA). National samples of Year 6 and Year 10 students were assessed to determine their levels of confidence, creativity and skill development in the use of information and communication technologies. This report compares the results of Australian school students by state and territory and student sub-groups, and provides details of their achievement against an ICT literacy scale. It also enables the most recent achievements of students to be compared against those from the first national assessment of ICT literacy conducted in 2005. A survey of student access to, and use of, computers was conducted as part of the ICT literacy assessment and it provides an interesting insight into how students are using their access to new technologies.