In response to the growing need for digitally literate workers and students with in-demand, applied ICT skills, Educational Testing Service and Certiport, the acknowledged leaders in educational assessment and certification, have developed a new certification program: iCritical Thinking Certification powered by ETS. The core of the iCritical Thinking Certification program is an outcomes-based examination that can be used to assess and validate critical thinking and problem solving skills in technology-enabled academic and workplace environments. The iCritical Thinking Certification exam measures the range of cognitive and applied ICT literacy skills aligned with the nationally recognized Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards and is endorsed by the Global Digital Literacy Council (GDLC). iCritical Thinking features real-time, simulated, scenario-based exam items; a marketable certification credential; independent credential verification; and individual and group reporting.
The exam itself takes about an hour to complete. It is designed and suitable for students in grades 10 through college, teachers, employers, the adult workforce and those seeking employment. Content areas reflect real-world academic and workplace scenarios. The iCritical Thinking Certification exam provides a clear understanding of how test takers incorporate and integrate these technologies while performing ICT literacy tasks that require them to define, access, evaluate, manage, integrate, create and communicate information. iCritical Thinking Certification may be taken as a stand-alone certification exam, or it may be paired with other Certiport digital literacy, desktop computing, or desktop publishing programs to create certification solutions aligned with specific market needs. When paired with other programs such as Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC