ICILS 2013 Book (English)
E-Learning Pedagogy and School Leadership Practices to Improve Hong Kong Students’ Computer and Information Literacy: Findings from ICILS 2013 and beyond

ICILS 2013 Book (Chinese)
促進電腦與資訊素養的電子學習教學法和學校領導策略: ICILS 2013 國際比較研究的啓示

local report
Hong Kong Participation in International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2013 - Summary of findings

International report
International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2013 - International Report

The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) is the first international comparative study of student preparedness for life in the information age - the ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate in order to participate effectively at home, at school, in the workplace and in the community. This ICILS-HK project is funded by the Quality Education Fund (QEF) and under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).


  1. To benchmark Hong Kong students' computer and information literacy (CIL) skills and pedagogical use of ICT in Hong Kong classrooms using the international comparative data collected from ICILS.
  2. To identify factors contributing to Hong Kong students' achievement in CIL, and to explore similarities and differences between Hong Kong and other participating countries in these characteristics and their relationships with students' CIL outcomes
  3. To disseminate research findings in ways that will contribute to evidence-based policy decisions related to ICT in education at system and school levels, and develop knowledge and skills for teachers on methods of assessing CIL and on ways to enhance students' CIL skills based on the ICILS findings.

Research Design

  1. School sample: Random sample 150 local schools with secondary 2 students for the main study (data collection 2013) and 25 school for field trial (data collection 2012).

  2. School level instruments: Online questionnaire (20-30 min. each) for the principal, ICT coordinator and a random sample 15 teachers teaching Secondary 2 in the school.

  3. Student sample: Random sample of 20-25 Secondary 2 students from each sampled school.

  4. Student level instruments: Online performance assessment (90 min.) and online background questionnaire (20min.).

Last modified on 17 Nov 2015