Integration of Evidence-Centered Design and Universal Design Principles in Developing Information and Communication Literacy Assessment

Integration of Evidence-Centered Design and Universal Design Principles in Developing Information and Communication Literacy Assessment

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Integration of Evidence-Centered Design and Universal Design Principles in Developing Information and Communication Literacy Assessment

Keywords: ICT Literacy, Information Literacy, Psychometrics, International comparison , ABSTRACT: The paper is based on the innovative information and communication literacy measure (ICT) that that was developed within READ  ,program in Russia with a support from the World Bank and the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (www.ciced.org). The ICT literacy tool is an attempt to develop contemporary problem-based and scenario-based approach to ICT literacy assessment for multinational secondary school environment. , One of several research questions the ICT literacy assessment sought to provide answers to is what variations exist between participating countries, in student ICT literacy? The answer to this research question requires that students with disabilities be included in country’,s assessments. However, the inclusion of students with disabilities has given rise to a number of issues related to fairness and validity. Recently explorations of  ,",universal design", have began to find whether tests can be developed to be more accessible and valid for a wider range of test- takers.This paper introduces evidence-centered design (ECD) and the key principles of “,universal design”,. The paper then shows how the “,universal design”, principles were paired with the ECD for ICT literacy assessment.

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