Nationwide test to test elementary and junior high school students' Internet power, to be implemented from 2013


The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is preparing to conduct tests for elementary and junior high school students to measure their ability to master information and communications equipment such as personal computers. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) posted expenses for budget summary bills for the next fiscal year and said that the implementation period is scheduled for FY 2013.

Internet utilization test for elementary and junior high school students ... From 2001: Society: YOMIURI ONLINE (Yomiuri Shimbun)

According to the Yomiuri Shimbun article, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology will give elementary and junior high school students the information and communication equipmentICT) Measure the power to masterDigital academic ability testWe decided to implement from 2013. We have posted 1337 million yen for problem creation and preliminary survey on the budget estimate request for next fiscal year.

Tests are conducted from elementary and junior high school students nationwide, with a minimum of 6000 people extracted. The question format is to select information necessary for answers from "fictitious website", create a graph and show your own ideas, and analyze the operation history of the personal computer at the time of testing to find the cause of stumbling is. Also, since bullying and crime on the Internet is a problem, we are also asking about attitudes and knowledge for proper use of ICT.

As for this "digital academic ability test", the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and TechnologyPresentation materials list of estimation request etc. of Heisei 24 fiscal year MEXTPDF file published in "Approximate request for Heisei 24 year period Major items"It is written in. The contents of this academic ability test are "Information utilization improvement project"It is clearly stated with the name of.

"In order to improve learning guidance by reviewing the policy of fostering the information utilization ability of the student at elementary and junior high school level and to contribute to the examination of necessary curriculum course, With regard to learning situations utilizing information communication equipment etc., we will conduct a survey of actual conditions and establish multilateral analytical methods utilizing operation history etc. " In other words, it seems that the main purpose is to collect data to improve classes of information education.

I asked the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on this "digital academic ability test" by telephone.

GIGAZINE (hereinafter referred to as G)
Is the official announcement about the contents of the reported "digital academic ability test" coming soon?

MEXT (hereinafter, sentence):
Although it is also in the press coverage, this measure is the stage of requesting rough estimate of the budget, details will be decided from now.

Please tell us the current status of the lessons about ICT use and so on now.

Every elementary and junior high school has an Internet environment, and we are taking lessons of information utilization. However, the content of the lesson seems to be different depending on the school.

I will select at least 6000 people from elementary and junior high school students across the country to answer but will there be plans to target all elementary and junior high school students in Japan in the future?

Based on the current situation that the content of instruction differs depending on the school, 3000 from elementary school and 3000 from junior high school will be extracted and we plan to collect specific grade and carry out.

Although it is said to be "elementary and junior high school student", it is thought that the age will vary depending on the grade you choose. Is the content of questions to be quite uniform?

It will be in accordance with the content of the study.

Is it reported that it will guide answers from "fictitious websites" rather than the actual internet environment?

The contents of the test are still in the examination stage, nothing has been decided. Perhaps because of the speculation that it would comply with the "fictional website" in the "Digital reading ability" survey carried out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2009, it was written in the article It is considered. Since it is the stage where the contents are determined with the cooperation of the university professors in the future, it is undecided whether it will be the question format as written in the article.

I see. Thank you for your answer.

Education on the use of the Internet is a very big step. However, there is a direction that it is considered simply as a hotbed of bullyingBack to school siteIt is going to be the content that promotes the voluntary use of each student without ending the eradication or the like.

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