The Construction of Simulated Performance Assessment Items in Information Literacy of Taiwan Elementary School Students
|關鍵字:||資訊能力;資訊教育;能力指標;操作評量;information literacy;information technology education;competence indicators;simulated performance assessment|
The competence of performance on computer operations is an important indication of information technology education; therefore, assessing students’ performance is also an important part of their information technology learning. However, since assessing one’s performance on computer operations is not only difficult for teachers to conduct in classrooms, but also very time-consuming and labor-intensive, seeking easy and efficient ways to conduct assessment becomes a researchable issue. The purpose of this study is to provide a feasible solution for assessing students’ performance on computer operations. The solution includes the development of simulated assessment system and related test items in the Web environment. This study used Macromedia Captivate as the major development tool, and connected the system to a database which kept tracks of students’ test processes and results. Based on Grade 1-9 Information Technology Education Competence Indicators, reviewed literatures, and experts’ opinions, this study designed and developed 28 simulated performance test items for fifth graders. This study invited 221 fifth graders to try this system and test items. The results of the trial were further analyzed, including students’ average scores, the difficulty, discriminability for each item, and the validity and reliability for the whole test. It is found that the system is feasible and easy to use, and the test items are valid and reliable. By taking advantages of the Internet’s convenience and fast speed, this system not only decreases teachers’ difficulties to conduct the assessment, increases the efficiency of test results collection, but also serves as a diagnosis tool for teachers to improve their teaching. Further development of the system and suggestions for future studies were also discussed.
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