International Computer and Information Literacy Study ICILS 2018

ICILS, an international comparative study of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), is a response to the increasing use of information and communication technology (ICT), and the perceived need for citizens to become independent and critical users of these technologies in a digital world. The study provides policymakers and education systems with an important data source on the contexts and outcomes of CIL-related education programs. It uses innovative computer-based assessment to evaluate students’ computer and information literacy (CIL)—their ability to use computers to investigate, create, and communicate in order to participate effectively at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community.

ICILS reports on students’ abilities to collect, manage, evaluate, and share digital information, as well as their understanding of issues related to the safe and responsible use of electronic information. It also collects a rich array of data to investigate the factors that influence this suite of complex abilities in students.