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First-Ever National Technology, Engineering Literacy Report Card Could Reveal More About Maker Movement

First-Ever National Report Card for Technology and Engineering Literacy Could Reveal More About Maker Movement

At the end of this month, the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will release the first national report card detailing how eighth graders are performing in the subjects of technology and engineering literacy.

The report will be the first-of-its-kind and will provide further details about how students are performing in the subjects.

"The report—which provides an important measure for all students, not just those interested in technology or engineering careers—includes findings reported by race/ethnicity, gender and parental education levels, among other categories,” The National Assessment Governing Board said in a statement.

It will also provide information about how students are receiving their technology and engineering education. The report could potentially prove to be one of the first to provide concrete data on just how prevalent the maker movement is both in and outside of schools.

According to The National Assessment Governing Board, the report will include information how where students learn to build and fix things, including both within the classroom and outside.

The Nation's Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy will be released on May 17 in accompaniment with a live webinar featuring a panel of experts to discuss the findings.

Find out how to register for the webinar here.

Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

5/5/2016

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