A4 Article in conference proceedings
A Performance-Based Test for Assessing Students’ Online Inquiry Competences in Schools

List of Authors: Eero Sormunen, Roberto González-Ibáñez, Carita Kiili, Paavo H. T. Leppänen, Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, Norbert Erdmann, María Escobar-Macaya
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Book title *: ECIL 2017: Information Literacy in the Workplace
Journal name in source: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Volume number: 810
ISBN: 978-3-319-74333-2
eISBN: 978-3-319-74334-9
ISSN: 1865-0929


In this paper, we introduce a performance-based test for measuring adolescents’ competences in online inquiry. The test covers four competence dimensions: (1) searching and selecting relevant sources, (2) identifying the main ideas presented in the sources, (3) evaluating the credibility of the sources, and (4) synthesizing information across the sources. We implement a technological solution called NEURONE to carry out this routine. The scoring of the test data is demonstrated by presenting preliminary results of a case study. Finally, we discuss the strengths and limitations of the test.

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