The 2011 National Assessment Program in ICT (NAP – ICT) Literacy Report has been released, providing an overview of how Australian students are performing in the digital age.


NAP – ICT Literacy assessment commenced in 2005 and samples of Year 6 and Year 10 students participate in this assessment. Teachers, schools and governments can now compare the progress of student results from ICT tests which Year 6 and Year 10 students took in 2005, 2008 and 2011.


Students undertaking the NAP - ICT Literacy assessment are tested on their ability to appropriately access, manage, integrate and evaluate information, develop new understandings and communicate with others in order to participate effectively in society.


The Report evaluates the assessment that took place in 649 Australian schools in 2011 and compares samples of how more than 5,700 Year 6 and 5,300 Year 10 students are performing.


Amongst Year 6 students there has been considerable improvement since 2005, with the percentage of Year 6 students attaining the Proficient Standard increased from 49 per cent in 2005 to 62 per cent in 2011.


Among Year 10 students there was no significant improvement with 65 per cent of Year 10 students in 2011 reaching or exceeding the Year 10 Proficient Standard compared to 61 per cent in 2005.


View the full report on the NAP website.