ICILS 2018 International Report released

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ICILS 2018 International Report released

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019

Results of the 2018 International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) have been released.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) designed and implemented the study for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). ACER Research Director and ICILS Study Director Julian Fraillon launched the report at the Carnegie Institution for Sciences in Washington D.C. today.

The report found that just 2 per cent of the more than 46 000 grade 8 students who participated in the study demonstrated the ability to critically assess information found online. Additionally, it found that young people do not develop sophisticated digital skills just by growing up using digital devices.

ICILS was designed to measure international differences in students’ ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate, in order to participate effectively at home, at school, in the workplace and in the community.

Education systems that took part in the 2018 cycle were: Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Luxembourg, Portugal, Russian Federation (Moscow), Uruguay and the United States. Australia did not participate.

Find the full report on the IEA ICILS 2018 website. ■