ISTOCK/THINKSTOCKThe National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has produced a nationally representative assessment of technology and engineering literacy. For this assessment, also known as The Nation’s Report Card, eighth-grade students used an assortment of multi-media tools to solve practical problems.
The Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) provides results on students’ performance and related experiences, both in and out of school. Forty-three percent of eighth-grade students performed at or above the proficient level on questions that revealed skills in thinking through problems systematically, using technology and engineering information built into each task.
Students who learned about technology-and society-related topics more frequently, either in school or outside of school, scored higher on average than those who did so less frequently.
To learn more, explore the interactive TEL report card and tel profile tool, and watch explanatory videos, go to www.techlearning.com/june16