Now that states have written engineering into K-12 science and technology learning standards, more institutions are thinking about how to run standardized tests in the subject. The educational assessments organization ETS is one institution interested in an in-depth, fair, and large-scale assessment for engineering learning. Deb Brockway, Senior Research Associate at ETS, talks about some of her work in this area, especially in engineering design. She describes a current research project to assess students as they work together designing in a virtual environment.
Related to this episode:
• ETS Assessments Development: https://www.ets.org/k12/capabilities/assessment-development/
• Deb Brockway’s email at ETS: email@example.com
• Example pyrotechnics products for airbags: http://www.specialdevices.com/automotive.htm
• Blended Learning on Edutopia: https://www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/blended-learning
• Summative vs. formative assessments: http://www.edudemic.com/summative-and-formative-assessments/
• “Collect Water in a Solar Still”: https://www.desertusa.com/desert-people/water-solar-still.html
• SXSW Edu Conference: https://www.sxswedu.com/
• Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): http://www.nextgenscience.org/
• NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/tel/
Our closing music is “Yes And” by Steve Combs, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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