Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Information-Literacy Test Gets New Name

From today's Chronicle:

The Educational Testing Service announced today that it has changed the name of its test meant to measure skills in retrieving, analyzing, and communicating online data. The ICT literacy test -- ICT stands for "information and communication technology" -- will now be called iSkills assessment.

"We selected iSkills because it is catchy, contemporary, and relevant," says Mary Ann Zaborowski, director of product management for the test. "The new name is more spirited."

The Educational Testing Service also said educational institutions can now receive test scores in a way will allow them to compare their students' performance with those of students from similar institutions.

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