Romanian students are at the lowest functional minimum level of digital skills – the Romanian Journal

Get real-time updates directly on your device and subscribe now.

  • Only a quarter of grades I-XII students have functional level digital skills
  • Boys lead on average about 5% over girls in digital skills
  • At the primary level (grades I-IV), some students are the least functional
  • Digital skills improve significantly with age, and there are significant differences in elementary, secondary, and high school scores.

Brio®, an educational technology platform for measuring educational performance approved by the Ministry of Education, is the first Romanian I to work with the UiPath Foundation with the support of Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) as a project implementation partner. Results of the first report on the level of digital literacy for grade XII students. The report analyzes data obtained after the first seven months of operation of the digital literacy test in Romania. The results of the report were presented during an event held in collaboration with the representative of the European Commission in Romania. The event was attended by decision makers and representatives of the Romanian educational environment.

In interpreting the results, the test-generated literacy index (a score that can vary between 0 and 100) falls into one of three categories of abilities. The “minimum function” score is 50 to 75, and the “function” level is 75 to 100.

The average digital literacy score for the entire sample is 65.93 points. This is a result of reflecting the minimum feature average level of digital skills. This means that Romanian grades I-XII students aged 6 to 18 will know exactly what the results should be for well-defined tasks (that is, sending emails, searching for specific information, etc.). I know). The average score is calculated in relation to the results for girls (64.57 points) and boys (67.29). The difference of 2.72 points shows the average progress boys have in digital literacy skills, about 4-5%.

Only a quarter of grades I-XII students are at the functional level of digital literacy. This means being able to properly process information and digital content, communicate online both officially and informally, and adapt to your audience. Many of the opportunities offered by the Internet allow us to create and edit content in a variety of formats at a high level, and we are also aware of certain innovative rules related to the protection of devices and personal information. 18% of students fall into the dysfunction level of digital literacy. They can only perform simple and well-explained tasks at a basic level using techniques guided by others, and participating in society using the Internet and other digital media is not possible. It Is difficult.

57% of the samples surveyed are within the minimum functional level of digital literacy. That is, for a well-defined task (that is, I know exactly what the result should be, such as sending an email or searching for specific information).

For gender percentage results, the average female group score of 64.57 points is expressed as a percentage, 12% at the non-functional level of digital literacy, 64% at the minimum functional level, and 24% at the functional level. The average score of 67.29 points obtained in the male category is distributed as a percentage of 13% at the non-functional level, 56% at the functional minimum, and 32% at the functional level. P

The percentage results obtained in the development region show that the non-functional level varies considerably between the eight regions, with the largest difference being 11% (between the Central and South Muntenia regions and the Bucharest-Ilfob region). ). However, overall, the regions are very similar.

The beginner level (grade I-IV) has the least functional students, the middle level (grade V-VIII) has the least functional students, but the high school level (grade IX-XII) has the least functional students. There are many students. Points from the perspective of digital skills. Digital skills improve significantly with age, and there are significant differences in elementary, secondary, and high school scores. The increase from a 6-year total score of 49.97 to an 18-year total score of 73.59 is significant. The proportion of children in the “severe dysfunction” category will decrease: from 41% of the 6-year-old school population to just 4% of the 18-year-old. The proportion of children in the functional category increases from 20% of the 6-year-old school population to 51% of the 18-year-old.

The samples on which the results obtained from the application of the test were based are enrolled in the public education system, active from an educational point of view, and include a comprehensive database by students aged 6-18 years in grades I-XII. Represented. It consists of 3,000 valid test applications. The average representation is 34% for grades I-IV, 34% for grades V-VIII, and 32% for grades IX-XII. Data collection took place over a seven-month period from October 2021 to April 2022.

“Romania needs viable and relevant tools to identify the level of digital skills of all age groups and establish the necessary steps. Eurostat’s existing data so far 6 It does not cover the age group of ~ 16 years. This is especially important for the digitization policy of education. The social expectation that these age groups will contribute to Romania’s growth is the use of digital skills. It is important because it is part of an active education system that can directly train development behavior. These are both appropriate and complete ways of accessing information and using different delivery methods in different situations. In the way, it is strongly related to the student’s school performance. Only 25% of students aged 6-18 have advanced digital skills. At this point, this is performance and digital productivity. From the perspective of creating a talent pool owned by Romanian employers. “University Professor Dr. Dragos Iliescu, Chief Scientist and Founder Brio®.. Romanian students are at the lowest functional minimum level of digital skills – the Romanian Journal

Back to top button