Computer- und informationsbezogene Kompetenzen (CIL) und Kompetenzen im informatischen Denken (CT) von Achtklässler*innen. Zentrale Ergebnisse der ICILS 2018

Translated title of the contribution: Eighth Graders’ Computer and Information Literacy (CIL) and Computational Thinking (CT) Competency: Key Findings from ICILS 2018

Rachid Boualam, Catalina Lomos, Antoine Fischbach

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In spring 2018, Luxembourg participated for the first time in the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement’s (IEA). In the present chapter, we focus on the key ICILS 2018 results of Luxembourg’s students. Concretely, we put the national ICILS performance in international comparison, and analyze national competency differences due to student characteristics like gender, socio-cultural and socio-economic background. Moreover, we investigate competency differences between educational tracks in Luxembourg. From a student proficiency perspective, the principal conclusions from Luxembourg’s first participation in ICILS are fourfold: (1) Eight graders (6e/8e) from Luxembourg perform in Computer and Information Literacy (CIL) as well as in Computational Thinking (CT) competency well below the study’s international average. (2) CIL and CT performance in Luxembourg are substantially influenced by student background characteristics, and most notably by student’s socio-economic background. (3) CIL and CT differences between academic tracks are substantial, and always in favor of the more prestigious track(s). (4) Girls outperform boys in CIL. To cut a long story short: Luxembourg’s first participation in ICILS confirms old conclusions for new competencies.
Translated title of the contributionEighth Graders’ Computer and Information Literacy (CIL) and Computational Thinking (CT) Competency: Key Findings from ICILS 2018
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationNationaler Bildungsbericht - Luxemburg 2021 / Rapport national sur l'éducation - Luxembourg 2021
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherUniversité du Luxembourg (LUCET) & SCRIPT
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)2799-2497
ISBN (Print)2799-2446
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameNationaler Bildungsbericht Luxemburg
PublisherUniversité du Luxembourg (LUCET) & SCRIPT
ISSN (Print)2799-2438


  • ICILS 2018
  • Luxembourg
  • Student ICT competences

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