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NAME OF THE ASSESSMENT TOOL
NAP Sample Assessment
ICT Literacy
NAME OF AUTHOR(S)
Australian
Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
COSTING
Free of charge
TYPE OF PRODUCT
Web Site
DIGITAL COMPETENCES
Communication, Content creation, Information processing
LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE
Advanced
LANGUAGE/S OF TEACHING RESOURCES
English
DESCRIPTION
The 2017 NAP–ICT Literacy assessment instrument consisted of seven discrete thematic modules. The modules integrate skills simulations, performance and multiple-choice questions with large open-ended tasks using live software applications.
TEACHERS' COMMENT
The NAP-SL Assessment is designed to be tested on a stratified random sample of approximately five percent of the total population. The assessment is started by being presented with a screen showing how a session code can be entered. A student code screen subsequently appears to individualise the test to pertain to me as the participant. The test has several features to help me to navigate between questions. There is a ‘back’ button that took me back to the previous question. There is a ‘Next’ button to take me to the next question. There is a ‘Flag’; button to flag or highlight a question that I might want to come back to later. I, as the participant, can flag and unflag questions as required. There is a Progress summary Screen. This allows me to assess where I am at that particular point. There are a ‘Zoom’ option and a ‘Timer’ option which informs me how much time is available for me to complete the test. Questions come in a variety of formats for example multiple-choice, in-line choice, Hotspot, Drag-and-drop, and extended text. At the end of the test, there is a Progress summary screen and a confirmation screen which also allows me to confirm if I wish to finish the test. There is a further screen that allows me to log out of the test. This eliminates the possibility of being logged out of the test in error. Each question related to a different curriculum strand in science and further relates to a sub-strand which again further lends to a particular cognitive domain. The variety of questioning is quite interesting and there is a safety net for me as the programme constantly tests and evaluates my different cognitive domains. The layout is fairly easy for me to understand and the user-friendly layout ensures that a high level of ICT competency is not required to complete the test. The test is free of charge to use which allows for inclusivity and equity for all users which is a huge bonus.