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Digital competence assessment as a complex competence in secondary education


Assessing digital competence in schools and its intrinsic complexities could be a way of revealing pupils’ cognitive or social weaknesses and reflecting on teaching methodologies. This paper gathers some final considerations from an extensive enquiry carried out in secondary school that was based on the application of complex tests developed according to the Digital Competence Assessment model. This experience has activated a research community open to teachers and researchers that is dedicated to improving educational strategies for digital competence development.


Digital competence; Authentic assessment; Situated tests; High school; Educational Technology; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); Digital Literacy

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