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Main Title Tech tally : approaches to assessing technological literacy /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Garmire, E.
Pearson, Greg.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 70219746
ISBN 0309101832; 9780309101837; 0309660033; 9780309660037
Subjects Technical education--United States--Evaluation. ; Technological literacy--United States. ; Technical education--Evaluation.
Internet Access
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  T73.T4165 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/11/2006
Collation xix, 358 pages ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Executive Summary -- Introduction -- 1 Defining Technological Literacy -- The Designed World -- Technological Literacy -- Attitudes Toward Technology -- Visualizing Technological Literacy -- Assessing Technological Literacy -- 2 Assessment As a Design Challenge -- The Design Process -- No Perfect Design -- Inherent Uncertainty -- 3 An Assessment Primer -- Testing and Measurement -- Cognition and Learning -- 4 Review of Instruments -- Assessing the Dimensions of Technological Literacy -- Assessing Attitudes -- Higher-Order Thinking -- Design Related Thinking -- Filling the Assessment Matrix -- 5 From Theory to Practice: Five Sample Cases -- Case 1. A Statewide Grade-Level Assessment -- Case 2. National Assessment of 7th Graders -- Case 3. Teachers Assessment -- Case 4. Assessment for Broad Populations -- Case 5. Assessments for Visitors to Museums and Other Informal Learning Institutions -- 6 Computer-Based Assessment Methods -- Computer-Based Adaptive Assessment -- Simulations. Computer-Based and Web- Based Games -- Electronic Portfolios -- Electronic Questionnaires -- 7 Findings and Recommendations -- Opportunities For Assessment -- Research On Learning -- Exploiting Innovative Measurment Techniques -- Framework Development -- Expanding The Definition Of Technology -- Appendixes -- A Committee Biographies -- B Technology-Related Standards and Benchmarks in the National Science Education Standards, Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and Standards for Technological Literacy -- C Challenges and Opportunties for Assessing Technological Literacy in the United States (Workshop Agenda) -- D Research on Learning in Technology and Engineering: A Selected Bibliography -- E Instrument Summaries. "Tech Tally: Approaches to Assessing Technological Literacy explores methods and opportunities for assessing technological literacy in K - 12 students, K-12 teachers, and out-of-school adults The report suggests how scientifically valid and broadly applicable assessments might be developed for the three target populations Findings and related recommendations are provided in five critical areas: instrument development, research on learning, computer-based assessment methods, framework development, and public perceptions of technology."--Jacket.