Webinar "Assessment of the information and communication literacy of students and its use at the regional level"

On May, 15, 2015 Russian Training Center of the Institute of Education National Research University Higher School of Economics held the webinar "Assessment of the information and communication literacy of students and its use at the regional level".

Recently, in our country a lot of money has been invested in creating the educational information environment of schools, municipalities, and regions. Computer equipment, software and electronic educational resources were purchased, the capacity of Internet channels in schools is improving, and attempts are being made to develop the appropriate literacy of teachers. But have all these measures reached their goal? How does all this affect the level of information and communication literacy of students? Are graduates of a primary school ready for further education and a successful life in an innovative economy? What are the factors that affect differences in the level of students literacy?

To answer this questions National Training Foundation developed a tool that allows to assess the level of the information and communication literacy of 9th grades students.

The emphasis in the development of the tool is made on the study of the formation of not technological skills and skills of owning certain software products or technical capabilities of a computer, but on the ability to operate with information, solve practical objectives using ICT, to think and work in the digital world. The  ICT, which includes the ability to work with information regardless of knowledge of current technologies, is the key goal of informatization of education.

With the help of multi-level regressions, dozens of factors that can affect the level of IC literacy of students were considered.

The results of the assessment were presented on the webinar. The tool, factors influencing formation of IC literacy and conditions for assessing were discussed.


Svetlana Avdeeva, PhD in Technical Sciences, Deputy Executive Director, National Training Foundation.

Ksenia Tarasova, Candidate of Sciences in Pedagogy, Leading Specialist, National Training Foundation.

Galina Golovicher, Candidate of Sciences in Pedagogy, Deputy Director, Regional Centre of Education Assessment of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.


Igor Valdman, Candidate of Sciences in Pedagogy, Director, Russian Training Center of the Institute of Education National Research University Higher School of Economics.

The webinar was attended by specialists from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, and other 33 regions of the Russian Federation. Representatives of 98 organizations participated in the webinar. The total number of participants was 216 (60 of them were from foreign countries).

The following issues were discussed:

  1. Theoretical basis for assessing IC literacy;
  2. The main characteristics of the tool: measurement objects, frame and assessment specification, approaches to the development of assessment tasks and processing of results;
  3. Presentation and analysis of the results, the main stages of preparation and assessing;
  4. Factors affecting the formation of IC literacy, the experience of the regions in using the results;
  5. The results of the study on comparing the standards underlying the tool with legislative framework of Russian Federation in the field of basic general education (Federal State Educational Standard for Basic General Education (dated December 17, 2010)

More information: http://www.rtc-edu.ru/trainings/webinar/412