Armenian students tried IC Literacy Test

In the Republic of Armenia, students were assessed for IC literacy. Now only 8% of students who have passed the assessment can be classified as “advanced” users of information and communication technologies.

The first pilot assessment of students of Russian-language schools in Armenia was held in 2011. After the developers of IC Literacy Test adapted all 16 test items to the Armenian language, they were assessed in schools of the republic, and in March 2012, a full-fledged pilot assessing of students in urban and rural schools was conducted. According to the results, an average level of IC literacy was shown by 44% of the assessed students. 31% of respondents showed the “below average” level, 13% of the assessed students showed that their skills in using information and communication tools belong only to a developing level. Only in 4% of students the indicator of IC literacy can be classified as “above average”, and 8% fell into the category of “advanced”. Similar indicators were demonstrated in 2010 by students of Tatarstan, who passed the IC Literacy Test for the first time. However, two years later, the level of ICT literacy has improved significantly. In 2010 the proportion of students whose level was assessed as developing was 16%, and then they accounted for only 2%. By the way, IC Literacy Test was tested not only by students from 10 regions of Russia and Armenia. After adapting the assessment to Thai, the ability to master information and communication technologies was evaluated among Bangkok students.