Will national, standardized exams help to solve such problems? If the exam is a fair metric of what students know, it can be used by educators and businesses to identify people who need a bit more ICT knowledge and give them extra assistance. A more likely scenario, especially in business, will be the use of such exams to weed out job candidates, which could make an exam like the ICT Literacy Assessment as important for finding a white-collar job as the SAT currently is for getting into college.
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