ETS, the nonprofit group that created the SAT and a number of other standardized tests, has worked with educators, information technology experts, and other institutions to develop a new test designed to measure what it means to be literate in the digital age.
Check out this article (registration required) about a new ETS test designed to test IT literacy. I think the design of the test is interesting. Students are presented with a problem that they must use technology to solve–rather than being tested on specific software skills. We have a technology proficiency here at UMW that focuses more on software skills–perhaps this is an interesting alternative we should keep an eye on. . .