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Recommended Citation: VanLengen, C A.  Computer Literacy Proficiency Testing.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2007, v 24 (Pittsburgh): §2742. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 7(46). ISSN: 1545-679X.)

Computer Literacy Proficiency Testing

Refereed7 pages
Craig A. VanLengen    [a1] [a2]
Computer Information Systems
Northern Arizona University    [u1] [u2]
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA    [c1] [c2]

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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