iSkills™ Assessment Badges

In addition to earning Certificates of Achievement, those earning a qualifying score on the iSkills™ assessment also earn an electronic badge, which can be added to a Mozilla Backpack. Test takers can manage and share their badges with an unlimited number of recipients in academia and beyond.

Performance Levels

Based on a score range, there are three performance levels that can be earned based on the individual’s levels of strength in the various task areas defined by the ICT literacy framework.

Developing ICT Literacy (Total score range 130–250)

Individuals with developing ICT literacy skills demonstrate emerging abilities to define and perform tasks, to identify needs, and to access, manage, and use information in an effective, efficient, and responsible manner in education or workplace settings.

Test takers scoring at the Developing level tend to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Moderate ability to articulate and clarify the demands of a research task
  • Consistent success in searching a well-defined database to locate and retrieve information
  • Moderate ability to judge the adequacy of information for a specific purpose
  • Basic ability to use a simple organizational scheme to categorize information
  • Some success in combining relevant information to draw fundamental conclusions
  • Basic understanding of creating focused presentations that meet the needs of an identified audience

Foundational ICT Literacy (Total score range 260–340)

Individuals possessing foundational ICT literacy skills demonstrate adequate abilities to define and perform tasks, to identify needs, and to access, manage, and use information in an effective, efficient and responsible manner in education or workplace settings.

Those scoring at the Foundational level tend to demonstrate the following strengths:

  • Clear ability to articulate and clarify the demands of a research task
  • Consistent success in searching and navigating sources to locate and retrieve information
  • Moderate ability to judge the currency, appropriateness and adequacy of information and information sources for a specific purpose
  • Moderate ability to use an organizational scheme to categorize information
  • Success in combining relevant information to draw fundamental conclusions
  • Clear ability to design and produce documents (e.g., text, presentations) that fulfill most requirements of a task and of an identified audience

Advanced ICT Literacy (Total score range 350–500)

Test takers possessing advanced ICT literacy demonstrate strong abilities to define and perform tasks, to identify needs, and to access, manage, and use information in an effective, efficient and responsible manner in education or workplace settings. Those demonstrating this level of skill are at the highest level of iSkills test takers.

Individuals scoring at the Advanced level tend to demonstrate consistent success in their ability to:

  • Articulate and clarify the demands of a research task
  • Search and navigate sources to locate and retrieve information
  • Judge the currency, appropriateness and adequacy of information and information sources for a specific purpose
  • Use an organizational scheme to categorize information
  • Synthesize information, making broad and deep connections, to reach conclusions
  • Design and produce a wide variety of documents (e.g., text, graphics, presentations) that fulfill all requirements of a task and of an identified audience

Uploading Badges

Those who qualify for a certificate and a badge will receive an email notification with instructions for retrieving the certificate and badge from the online student portal at myresultscentral.ets.org. The first time students access the portal, they must connect to the site using the link in the email notification. Students will be asked to verify their last name and then sign in or create an account.

Note: The MyResultsCentral log in information is different from the user ID/user name and password established when taking the assessment. Students will need to create a new account the first time they connect to MyResultsCentral.

Once logged into the student portal, test takers can:

  • View their score reports
  • Upload their badges to a Mozilla Backpack
  • View their certificates (if applicable)
  • Save/print a PDF version of the certificates
 

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