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First National Technology-Engineering Assessment Results Released May 17

April 19, 2016

The innovative tasks and results of the first-ever National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) will be released May 17, 2016. The TEL, administered in 2014, measured whether 21,000 randomly selected 8th grade students could apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations. NAEP is often referred to as the Nation's Report Card

Since 2009, Museum of Science, Boston president and director Ioannis Miaoulis has advocated via its National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) for such a national technology and engineering literacy assessment administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The NCTL played a key role in developing the NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment. Others supporting the engineering component included ISTE, ASME, the Society of Women Engineers, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, the National Academy of Engineers, NASA, Google, and Intel.

On June 16 on Capitol Hill, Miaoulis will co-host a congressional briefing with the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for NAEP and led to the creation of TEL, in conjunction with the STEM Congressional Caucus, to review results and to discuss responses, implications, and next steps. Members of Congress with a keen interest in technology and engineering literacy will be invited to join us and share their thoughts. Our July NCTL E-NEWS will recap the congressional briefing.

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