Last week, the National Assessment Governing Board voted to approve the 2012 Technological Literacy Framework, with some notable changes:
- The title of the assessment is now the NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment
- The assessment will be first administered in 2014, two years later than the 2012 time frame as originally planned (see “On The Way: Nation’s First Tech Literacy Exam“, eSchoolsNews 10/7/08)
The 2/19/10 draft is available here and will be updated with the new title and year in the upcoming weeks.
The Board is also reviewing the initial 2/23/10 draft of the test specifications.
See the NAEP 2014 Technology and Engineering Literacy site for more info.
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WASHINGTON — On March 9th, The National Assessment Governing Board approved several initiatives related to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — including an innovate framework for new student testing in technology and engineering.
The Technology and Engineering Literacy Framework will be the basis for a NAEP computer-based assessment in this area in 2014.
The framework covers a broad range of content and skills related to design and systems; information and communication technology; and technology and society. The document was developed by a wide panel of experts in fields such as education, engineering, policy, business, and digital communication, with their recommendations of what knowledge and skills students at the 4th, 8th, and 12th grades should have to demonstrate literacy in technology and engineering areas.
Because of its innovation and complexity the first assessment under the new framework was set for 2014, two years later than originally planned. The grade to be assessed will be decided by the Board in May 2010.
In addition to approving the Framework, the Board is also reviewing an initial draft of the test specifications. The Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment and Item Specifications for the 2014 NAEP is an additional document that describes the development of the assessment in greater detail.