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Proficiency level and Gender Difference in Computer and Information Literacy


  • Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, Korea, Republic of


Background/Objectives: As the digital era, the importance of computer and information literacy is increasingly emphasized. The study aims to analyze the achievement characteristics of Korean students based on proficiency level and gender. Methods/Statistical Analysis: We calculated the percent correct of each student groups and the difference between groups to each assessment aspects of ICILS 2013 using Republic of Korea data. Findings: The result showed that there was big differences both in ‘Creating information’ and ‘Sharing information’ compared with other aspects between proficiency levels and between genders in Korea. In particular, the highest level (Level 4) showed the big difference in percent correct between gender in ‘Creating information’ and the lowest level (Below level 1) showed the great difference in ‘Sharing information’. Application/Improvements: The results suggest conducting remedial education for Korean students based on proficiency level and gender.


Computer and Information Literacy, Gender, Proficiency level, ICILS.

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