TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - At 5:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 20, 2014, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will release Ontario student results from the 2013 International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS).
ICILS is a computer-based assessment that investigates the ways in which Grade 8 students understand and use information and communication technology (ICT) in the digital age. It was administered for the first time in 2013. ICILS is a program of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Canada's participation was coordinated by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). Ontario's participation was coordinated by EQAO.
Approximately 3,700 Ontario students from nearly 200 schools (English and French) participated in ICILS 2013. In total, approximately 60,000 students from about 3,300 schools in 20 countries participated. Since the assessment is administered only to a random sample of students, individual student, school and school board results are not available.
An ICILS 2013: Overview of Ontario Results report will be available on EQAO's Web site, www.eqao.com, as of 5:00 a.m. on November 20.
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SOURCE: Education Quality and Accountability Office
For further information: Kathleen Garrett, APR, Senior Communications Officer, 416-325-9902, [email protected]