Czech 8th graders won international ICT competition

Nineteen countries joined international test of computer and informational literacy ICILS 2013. The competition, meant for eight graders, showed the importance of computer technologies.

The competition consisted of multiple tasks. Some were easy, such as downloading a file into a specific folder and naming it, and other depended on their creativity, such as designing a garden for a family house or designing a flier, properly filled with important information. Czech minister of education announced the news.

Between answering the questions the participants filled a survey asking how much influence had their school on their performance. Main czech school inspector assumes the schools had a large, yet probably not essential influence. But according to him, the main cause of how well our students did is their understanding of the questions in the test.