Volume 7

Volume 7, Number 46

June 1, 2009

8 pages400 K bytes

Computer Literacy Proficiency Testing

Craig A. VanLengen
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5066 USA

Abstract: A pre- post-test of our introduction to computer information systems students was conducted to provide information on the level of their computer conceptual knowledge. Faculty members within the college of business and from other colleges at the university have raised questions on the appropriateness of the course with the “increased” computer proficiency of our incoming freshmen. The study results showed that most students did not possess sufficient proficiency to “test-out” of the course and even those students who achieved a passing score (60%) increased their computer conceptual knowledge by 15%.

Keywords: Computer Literacy, Proficiency Testing, Computer Proficiency, IS Education, Student Computing Ability

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Recommended Citation: VanLengen (2009). Computer Literacy Proficiency Testing. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (46). http://isedj.org/7/46/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §2742. ISSN: 1542-7382.)