application level. Papers 2 and 3 require in-depth, higher order processing skills. The assessment seems particularly effective at teasing out knowledge of the design process. All three papers require technical knowledge beyond what might be considered basic technological literacy. Many of the items are difficult and may be appropriate only for 12th-grade or post-secondary students who have completed the appropriate coursework.

Engineering K–12 Center Teacher Survey



American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)


Inform outreach efforts to K–12 teachers

What is measured

Attitudes, knowledge, and interest about engineering

Target population

K–12 teachers

Item format


Sample size

Approximately 400 teachers

Frequency of administration

Continuously available



ASEE uses this instrument to help shape communications, products, and services for the K–12 community. The instrument’s 44-question survey probes teachers’ perceptions of the accessibility of various careers, including engineering, to women and minorities. It also addresses teachers’ attitudes toward engineers as well as the efficacy of using engineering to help teach other subjects. In addition to tapping attitudes, the survey

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