Testing Technology Aptitude

Educational Testing Service, the group behind the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and other diagnostic tests, is working on a Information and Communications Technology literacy assessment, according to The New York Times. The test is "intended to measure students’ ability to manage exercises like sorting
e-mail messages or manipulating tables and charts, and to assess how
well they organize and interpret information from many sources and in
myriad forms."

"In an earlier time, information came, really, from only one place: the
university library," said Lorie Roth, the assistant vice chancellor of
academic programs for the California State University system, one of
seven school systems that worked with the testing company over the last
two years to develop the test. "Now it is all part of one giant
continuum, and often the student is the sole arbiter of what is good
information, what is bad information and what all the shades are in
between."

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