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ICILS (International Computer and Information Literacy Study) implemented by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievements

The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) conducts the ICILS study ( every five years from 2013.

The purpose of the study is to assess IT competencies among 8th grade students. The study will answer the questions: how does school education contribute to the formation of students’ IT competencies and what factors influence their IT skills development.

The study tasks are developed in collaboration with the leading international experts and participating countries. The ICILS test is fully automated. Participants perform the test modules on the computer.

Tasks are built on the principle of a closed system. Participants search, process and transmit information in a specially created environment without access to other resources.

The subject teachers, IT coordinators and school principals participate in the questionnaire. Participating countries also provide information on educational policies and initiatives, infrastructure resources and the professional level of teachers' IT competencies. A factor analysis of the impact of educational IT policies and practices on the level of students’ educational achievements will be conducted by using contextual national review.

The study does not provide the data on the performance of individual students, schools, teachers, school principals. The collected data will allow monitor educational systems in general without identifying specific respondents.

Participation of Kazakhstan in this study will take place in April-May 2018. More than 4 thousand Kazakhstani eighth-graders and 2500 teachers will be selected for the participation in ICILS 2018.

In total, 120 thousand eighth-graders from 14 countries of the world will take part in the study. The results of the study will be published by the IEA in December 2019. The country's participation in this unique study will contribute to the IT education enhancement. This will provide a multiplier effect on the level of information literacy of the country's population.

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