The NAEP Technology and Engineering Framework and Test Item Specifications for 2014 are being developed under a contract with the National Assessment Governing Board (the Governing Board).
Framework Pre-Publication Edition:
***Update*** On March 6, 2010 the National Assessment Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the 2012 NAEP Technological Literacy Framework. In addition to approving the framework, the Governing Board also voted to change the title of the assessment and the year in which it will first be administered. The new title for the assessment is the “NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment," to be first administered in 2014. The pre-publication edition of the framework incorporating the new assessment title and year is available for download at the bottom of the Outreach section of the website, or download it directly here.
Assessment and Item Specifications Pre-Publication Edition:
***Update*** On May 15, 2010 the National Assessment Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the 2014 NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment and Item Specifications, an additional document to the 2014 TEL Framework that describes the development of the assessment in greater detail. It is intended for a technical audience, including the National Center for Education Statistics and the contractor that will develop the 2014 NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment. The specifications provide the “test blueprint,” that is, information about item development and other aspects of test development. The pre-publication edition of the specifications is available for download at the bottom of the Outreach section of the website, or download it directly here.
Project Lead:WestEd, a national educational research and development organization with extensive experience in science, mathematics, and technology education and a national leader in assessment development.
Project Assistance:The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the professional association for the state commissioners of education.
Development Process:The process for developing the framework and specifications is comprehensive, inclusive, and deliberative, drawing on broad perspectives and expertise. A Steering Committee and a Planning Committee will together develop the framework and specification for final approval by the Governing Board.
The Steering Committee (25 members) will draw upon members’ widespread perspectives and expertise to set forth the policy and priorities to be represented in the framework. Members are experts in educational technology and technology education, and include: scientists, engineers, employers, policymakers, and members of the public.
The Planning Committee (25 members) will have the primary responsibility for developing the framework and specifications, following the guidelines set forth by the Steering Committee. Members include technological literacy educators, educational technology experts, assessment experts, scientists, engineers, and teachers from public and private schools.
In addition, hundreds of people—technological literacy educators, scientists, engineers, school administrators, representatives of professional associations, business and industry representatives, and the general public—will participate in hearings and/or write critical reviews of the framework document.
Four Collaborating Organizations:
The following organizations will also support the
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will ensure that the broad technology education field is well represented and that the products reflect the best available knowledge from the field.
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) will ensure the involvement of teachers and engineers concerned with education about technology and engineering.
for 21st Century Skills (P21) will connect the project
to its business and state members for input and feedback.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) will work with state educational technology
directors and policymakers in educational organizations to provide
information on how educational technology supports teaching and learning.