ETS, the nonprofit group that created the SAT and a number of other standardized tests, has worked with educators, information technology experts, and other institutions to develop a new test designed to measure what it means to be literate in the digital age.


Beta testing for the new ETS exam, called the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy Assessment, began on Jan. 31 and ends March 31. Aggregate score reports for colleges and universities participating in this trial will be available to school officials sometime in June. By early 2006, ETS says it will make available a high-stakes version of the...

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