Published Mar 30, 2021

Danxia Xing

Chun Lu  


The objective assessment of the development level of information and communications technology (ICT) in education can support the government in formulating and implement ICT policies. The article first introduced the Entire-Array-Polygon (EAP) indicator method and then designed an evaluation indicator system which containing five first indicators and 31 secondary indicators. Finally, using the questionnaire survey data of 13 cities in Province W as an example, the EAP indicator method was used to carry out on the evaluation of ICT development level. The study drew the following conclusions: EAP indicator method can objectively assess the development level of ICT; the overall development level of ICT in the 13 cities in Province W is average and above, and most of them are level II. When using the EAP indicator method to assess the development level of ICT, experts do not need to determine the indicator's weight. Also, this method presents the evaluation results more concisely and intuitively, so it can be promoted as an essential method of evaluating on the development level of ICT in education.



Information and Communications Technology, ICT in Education, Development Level, Entire-Array-Polygon Indicator Method

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This work was supported by the National Educational Science

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How to Cite
Xing, D., & Lu, . C. (2021). Evaluation of the Development Level of Information and Communications Technology in Education Based on the Entire-Array-Polygon Indicator Method: Taking the Questionnaire Survey Data of 13 Cities in Province W as an Example. Best Evidence in Chinese Education, 7(2), 987–997. https://doi.org/10.15354/bece.21.ar013