Survey and Online reading tests
Just finished the expanded version of my research plan and I will discuss this with my university tutor dr Amber Walraven at the end of this week. Then we will take the next steps.
I also have to talk to the people who gave me grants to get money for the next year. This is the least pleasant task.
This year I will design and do a survey in which I ask teachers about their knowledge, attitudes and classroom practice related to Digital Literacy. The teacher will be one of the variables I will look at when I try to understand the Digital Literacy of secondary school students. Will talk more in detail about this later.
Request: do you know of any valid and usable instruments I could look at or use? Please let me know.
The other thing I’m working on is designing and / or choosing an instrument to measure digital literacy of secondary school students. I would like to test my students at the end 2012 or beginning 2013. After that I will relate this test to their scores on a standard reading comprehension test.
Julie Coiro, Donald Leu and colleagues have already designed and tested an interesting instrument, ORCA. I have contact with Julie Coiro on this. She was very helpful in providing me with recent articles and ORCA materials . See Coiro and Kennedey (2011) for more information. I will look at the ORCA instruments carefully.
But I will look at the PISA 2006 instrument too. I am interested in the differences and similarities of ORCA and PISA, in able to decide what is most useful for me. I contacted some people from PISA but it seems to be much more difficult to get more detailed information on that. Help is welcome.
Coiro, J. L., & Kennedy, C. (2011). The Online Reading Comprehension Assessment (ORCA) Project