SoNET has been commissioned by Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and IEA to deliver the student assessment materials, translation and marking systems for the 2018 International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) main study.
SoNET was involved in the previous and first ever cycle of ICILS in 2013, where highly interactive and sophisticated item content was delivered to students in over 20 languages and countries, including Canada (Alberta), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Luxembourg, Portugal, Russian Federation (Moscow), Uruguay, and the United States.
The 2018 ICILS is a comparative study, allowing those countries that participated in the 2013 study to monitor changes over time in computer and information literacy on an international scale. This includes measuring students’ ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate, so they can more successfully participate in their community, at home, in school and in the workforce.
ACER plays an important role in designing and implementing the study – in close collaboration with the IEA, and the national centers of participating countries. The data collected from these studies forms an important source of information to determine the outcomes of CIL-related teaching programs for education systems and policy makers