INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) USAGE AND ACHIVEMENT OF TURKISH STUDENTS IN PISA 2006
The purpose of this study is to examine the ICT usage and academic achievement of Turkish students in PISA 2006 data. The sample of the study included 4942 students from 160 schools. Frequencies, independent samples t-tests, ANOVAs, pearson correlation coefficients, exploratory factor analysis, and regression analysis were used. A high percentage of students reported that they had access to computers. From the exploratory factor analysis, two factors were emerged: Computer usage for software purposes and computer usage for entertainment and internet purposes. The factors found to be reliable. There was no significant relationship was found between students ICT skills and academic achievement. The Turkish students were found to be similar in the general PISA findings. SES and gender differences were found.