Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Student Department of Educational Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2 Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Mala


Nowadays, every student is able to use technology in school or at home. Computers have
become a necessary part in schools for the sake of well teaching style. The low levels of
students’ achievement and their computer subject skills weaknesses at the public
examinations in Jordan have continued to draw major stakeholders' attention in education.
This study examined Jordanian high school students' academic achievement in computer
subject, also gender difference in students’ achievement was examined. An ex-post-facto
design of descriptive research was adopted for the study. A preform was used to collect data
from a sample of (200) students who have been selected using a stratified random sampling
procedure from the secondary schools in Jordan/Irbid. The data, which was collected, is the
students’ performances in computer subject achievement tests. The data were analyzed using
descriptive statistics and an independent-sample t-test. Results showed that the test internal
consistency reliability is low; the students performed below average (M=47.02, SD=16.493