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Tech Tally: Approaches to Assessing Technological Literacy
application level. Papers 2 and 3 require in-depth, higher order processing skills. The assessment seems particularly effective at teasing out knowledge of the design process. All three papers require technical knowledge beyond what might be considered basic technological literacy. Many of the items are difficult and may be appropriate only for 12th-grade or post-secondary students who have completed the appropriate coursework.
Engineering K–12 Center Teacher Survey
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Inform outreach efforts to K–12 teachers
What is measured
Attitudes, knowledge, and interest about engineering
ASEE uses this instrument to help shape communications, products, and services for the K–12 community. The instrument’s 44-question survey probes teachers’ perceptions of the accessibility of various careers, including engineering, to women and minorities. It also addresses teachers’ attitudes toward engineers as well as the efficacy of using engineering to help teach other subjects. In addition to tapping attitudes, the survey