Students’ opportunities to learn about and use technology and engineering happen both inside and outside the classroom. Therefore, the 2018 TEL assessment included a student survey questionnaire asking about these experiences across and within the three content areas—Technology and Society, Design and Systems, and Information and Communication Technology.

Source: NAEP Technology & Engineering Literacy: Student Questionnaire Results

One of my favorite takeaways from the survey was the fact that 77% of respondents said they have taken apart something to fix it or find out how it works. In today’s world of sealed smartphones and hard to repair laptops, this is really interesting.

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