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The goals of education in Australia were agreed by the national and State Education Ministers in 2008, in a document called the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. The Melbourne Declaration stated that ‘In the digital age young people need to be highly skilled in the use of ICT’ (p. 5). As part of the Australian National Assessment Program student use of ICT progress in years 6 and 10 has been measured along with literacy, numeracy and citizenship. The ICT Literacy assessments began in 2005, with a second assessment in 2008 and a third is planned for 2011. A comparison of the results from the 2005 and 2008 assessments has been published by Dr John Ainley from the Australian Council for Educational Research and is titled What can Australian students do with computers?.

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