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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

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Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs ( This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger… read more


The Future of Assessments in Engineering Design

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:
• Deb Brockway’s email at ETS:
• Example pyrotechnics products for airbags:
• Blended Learning on Edutopia:
• Summative vs. formative assessments:
• “Collect Water in a Solar Still”:
• SXSW Edu Conference:
• Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):
• NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment:

Our closing music is “Yes And” by Steve Combs, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License:

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