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Ontario students have superior computer and information literacy, according to first such international test

Twenty countries took part in the 2013 International Computer and Information Literacy Survey. In Canada, only two provinces participated: Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. The average score for Ontario students (547) was significantly higher than the international average score (500).

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Twenty countries took part in the 2013 International Computer and Information Literacy Survey. In Canada, only two provinces participated: Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. The average score for Ontario students (547) was significantly higher than the international average score (500).

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 / CNW / - Ontario Students Rank Top in Computer and Information Literacy (MOI) in First-Ever International Proficiency Survey of Computer and Information (EIMOI) 2013, according to reports released today by the Office of Quality and Accountability in Education (EQAO) and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). No group of students from participating jurisdictions outperformed Ontario students.

Ontario's performance scores on the MOI were significantly higher than the international average. In addition, the results of questionnaires following the 2013 IMAS indicate that students and teachers in Ontario are using information and communication technologies (ICT) for learning and that they are demonstrate a positive attitude about their relevance. Most Ontario schools prioritize facilitating the use of ICT in teaching and learning, but barriers remain in this regard.

QUICK FACTS

  • EIMOI is the first international study on student acquisition of ME skills. It was administered to a random sample of approximately 60,000 students from 8e year in nearly 3,300 schools in 20 countries, including Canada. Only two Canadian provinces took part in this study, including Ontario. Since a representative sample of Ontario students participated, reliable comparisons can be made between Ontario and other participating jurisdictions.
  • The average score for Ontario students (547) was significantly higher than the international average score (500). No group of students in other jurisdictions outperformed Ontario students. The results for students in the Czech Republic and Australia were comparable to those in Ontario.
  • Ontario students reported having computer experience and being confident in their ability to use ICT. They also like to use ICT.
  • Ontario teachers reported having computer experience and being confident in their ability to use ICT. He believes these technologies enhance learning.
  • Most Ontario schools have the ICT resources needed for their teaching and learning activities.
  • Most Ontario schools prioritize facilitating the use of ICT in teaching and learning.
  • Ontario teachers and ICT coordinators have identified a number of barriers to using ICT in their teaching and learning activities.

 

“The success of Ontario students at the 2013 IIMOI should inspire both pride and confidence given the great importance of computer and information literacy (MOI) in the digital age. "
Brian Desbiens, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EQAO

“Results from the 2013 IMOE confirm that students, teachers and principals in Ontario are harnessing the power of information and communications technology to support learning. Our modern education system must build on these solid foundations and continue to promote the use of ICT in schools. EQAO will assume its role as it continues its transition to e-administration of provincial tests. "
Bruce rodrigues, Director General of EQAO

 

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ABOUT EIMOI

EIMOI is an online assessment of young people's understanding and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the digital age. This is the first study of its kind on acquisition, by students of 8e year of computer and information literacy (MOI) in the perspective of international comparative research. First administered in 2013, EIMOI is a program of International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (OUCH).

Twenty countries participated in the 2013 IMOI. Ontario's participation was coordinated by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). In Canada, only two provinces participated: Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. Since a representative sample of Ontario students (French-speaking and English-speaking) participated in the 2013 EIMOI, reliable comparisons can be made between Ontario and other participating jurisdictions. Ontario's participation was coordinated by EQAO on behalf of the provincial government.

In total, nearly 60,000 students from approximately 3,300 schools in 20 countries participated in the 2013 IMET. Approximately 3,700 Ontario students from nearly 200 schools (English and French) attended. took part. Because this assessment is only administered to a random sample of students from a sample of also randomly selected schools, individual student, school, and school board results are not available.

ABOUT EQAO

EQAO tests measure students' performance in reading, writing and mathematics against the expectations and learning content prescribed in the The Ontario Curriculum. EQAO also coordinates Ontario's participation in international assessments on behalf of the Ministry of Education. The data obtained ensures the accountability of Ontario's publicly funded education system and provides a measure of its quality. By presenting this important evidence about learning, EQAO acts as a catalyst to increase student success in Ontario.

SOURCE Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

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