WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17, the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will release The Nation's Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy, the first-ever nationally representative assessment of technology and engineering literacy. The results detail eighth graders' performance on the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for technology and engineering literacy, a computer-based assessment that measures how students use and evaluate technology in real-life situations to solve problems.
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 report also examines how performance on NAEP relates to students' experiences inside and outside the classroom, such as what courses they have taken or where they have learned to build or fix things, and includes data on students' self-reported confidence with the subject matter.
A live webinar on May 17 will feature a panel of education experts discussing trends in scores, gaps in achievement between student groups—racial/ethnic groups, for example—and the percentage of students performing at the Proficient level on NAEP.
GAIN EARLY ACCESS TO THE RESULTS: Approved media representatives can gain early access to embargoed data on Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m. ET. Access must be requested. Please contact Karen Bell at 571-224-8798 or email@example.com.
PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-EVENT CALL: Media representatives are encouraged to discuss the embargoed data with experts on Monday, May 16, at 1 p.m. ET. Access must be requested. Please contact Karen Bell at 571-224-8798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATCH THE LIVE WEBINAR AND PANEL DISCUSSION:
What: The Nation's Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy release and panel discussion
When: Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m. ET
Where: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202 (Map)
9:00–10:15 a.m. ET: Announcing Results
Experts will take questions and discuss the unique nature of this assessment. Students will describe their reactions to taking the assessment.
10:15–11:00 a.m. ET: Break
11:00 a.m.–noon ET: Technology and Engineering Literacy in the Real World
The panel will discuss the importance of technology and engineering literacy for solving real-world problems and how students will need to apply these skills in the workforce.
To attend online or in person: Registration is required. Click here to register.
Confirmed speakers and panelists include:
- Jeevak Badve, Vice President of Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferar
- Mike Balatzis, Infrastructure and Cloud Consultant
- Chris Barman, Head of System and Component Engineering, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Peggy Carr, Acting Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
- Virginia Edwards, President and Editor, Editorial Projects in Education
- Tonya Matthews, President and CEO, Michigan Science Center; Member, National Assessment Governing Board
- Terry Mazany, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust; Chair, National Assessment Governing Board
- Scot Osterweil, Creative Director of the Education Arcade, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Honorable Gary Peters, United States Senator for Michigan (virtual)
- Sonya Pouncy, Co-Founder, 313 Construction
- Cary Sneider, National Expert in Technology Instruction; Associate Professor, Portland State University; Member, National Assessment Governing Board
- Honorable Brian J. Whiston, State Superintendent of Michigan
GET MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.nagb.org/newsroom/naep-releases/naep-tel-webcast-may-17.html and follow the Governing Board on Facebook and Twitter.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the largest nationally representative, continuing evaluation of the condition of education in the United States. It has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969. Through The Nation's Report Card, NAEP informs the public about what American students know and can do in various subject areas and compares achievement among states, large urban districts and various student demographic groups.
The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, nonpartisan board whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to oversee and set policy for NAEP.
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