The results of the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2018 were released on November 5th, 2019 at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington D.C., USA.
The study responds to a question of critical interest today:
How well are students prepared for study, work and life in a digital world?
More than 46,000 students and 26,000 teachers from 12 countries and two benchmarking education systems participated in the study.
As a continuation of the ICILS study in 2013, ICILS 2018, additionally, sheds light on the contexts and outcomes of ICT-related education programs, and the role of schools and teachers in supporting students’ computer and information literacy achievement. ICILS 2018 also reports on the computational thinking domain, understood as the process of working out exactly how computers can help us solve problems. This domain includes not only programming but also structuring and manipulating data sets.