Will an information literacy exam become the next SAT?

Article from ars technica:

ETS [Educational Testing Service] has developed an ICT Literacy Assessment (test a demo version) that gives students short tasks (3-5 minutes, testing one particular skill) and long tasks (15 minutes, testing skills in combination) to complete on a computer. These include things like sifting through e-mail and developing accurate search queries for academic databases, along with other, more business-related projects.

Another group, the National Forum on Information Literacy, has just announced the creation of an “ICT Literary Policy Council” that will review the ETS exam and issue recommendations for “cut points.” These will be used to map exam scores to achievement levels, so that educators can determine “which students are proficient and which may need additional ICT literacy instruction or remediation.”

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