The National Sample Assessment for Information and Communication Technology Literacy (ICT Literacy) commenced in 2005. Samples of Year 6 and Year 10 students participate in this assessment.
Students undertaking the NAP — ICT Literacy assessment are tested on their ability to appropriately access, manage, integrate and evaluate information, develop new understandings and communicate with others in order to participate effectively in society.
General ICT skills and knowledge are assessed rather than the more technical skills and knowledge developed through specialist ICT courses. The assessment maintains a ‘futures perspective’ to ensure that the knowledge and skills assessed keep up with technological advances in ICT, and with the delivery of ICT changes in schools.
In October 2011, the third assessment for ICT Literacy was conducted, with over 5,700 Year 6 students from 333 government and non government schools and over 5,300 Year 10 students from 316 schools participating.
The report for the 2011 National Assessment Program - Information & Communication Technology Literacy (NAP-ICTL) is now available. The 2011 NAP-ICTL Public Report provides nationally comparable state and territory performance data and overall trends for Year 6 and Year 10 students. The report also provides an analysis of the performance by gender, geographic location, indigenous status, and language background other than English at each year level.