ETS (Educational Testing Service), Princeton, NJ announced that 7,000 students at more than 38 four-year institutions are taking the new core version of its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy assessment.
The ICT literacy assessment is a simulation-based test designed to measure a student's ability to use critical thinking to define, access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create and communicate information in a technological environment. Institutions that meet minimum requirements can administer the test free of charge until May 5. ETS also offers an Advanced level, designed for rising juniors at four-year institutions and students transitioning from two-year to four-year institutions. Schools can also use the core test to support the need for institutional ICT literacy initiatives, better plan curricula to address ICT literacy gaps, and provide evidence to accrediting agencies on student learning outcomes. ETS is offering the assessment for free to schools that commit to testing a minimum of 100 students by May 5 and that meet minimum technological requirements.