ETS Launches ICT Literacy Assessment

Educational Testing Service has launched the ETS ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Literacy Assessment, an online simulation-based testing program that measures postsecondary students’ ability to define, access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create and communicate information in a technological environment.

ETS partnered with seven colleges and universities to form the National Higher Education ICT Initiative, which identified the assessment’s testing criteria. Next semester, ETS will work with them to develop the first test administration. Their goal is to aggregate results for measuring the performance of particular groups, then begin aggregating score reports in June 2005. For more information, visit

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.