Primary Purpose

Frequency of Administration

K–12 Teachers




Engineering K–12 Center Teacher Survey

American Society for Engineering Education

Inform outreach efforts to K–12 teachers.

Continuously available.

Praxis Specialty Area Test: Technology Educationa

Educational Testing Service

Teacher licensing.


Out-of-School Adults




Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

U.S. Department of Defense

Assess potential of military recruits for job specialties in the armed forces and provide a standard for enlistment.

Ongoing in its present form since 1968.

Awareness Survey on Genetically Modified Foods

North Carolina Citizens’ Technology Forum Project Team

Research on public involvement in decision making on science and technology issues.

Once in 2001.

Eurobarometer: Europeans, Science and Technology

European Union Directorate General for Press and Communication

Monitor changes in public views of science and technology to assist decision making by policy makers.

Surveys on various topics conducted regularly since 1973; this poll was conducted in May/June 2001.

European Commission Candidate Countries Eurobarometer: Science and Technology

Gallup Organization of Hungary

Monitor public opinion on science and technology issues of concern to policy makers.

Periodically since 1973; this survey was administered in 2002.

Gallup Poll on What Americans Think About Technologyb

International Technology Education Association

Determine public knowledge and perceptions of technology to inform efforts to change and shape public views.

Twice, in 2001 and 2004.

Science and Technology: Public Attitudes and Public Understanding

National Science Board

Monitor public attitudes, knowledge, and interest in science and technology issues.

Biennially from 1979 to 2001.

aAlso administered to community and four-year college students.

bDesigned explicitly to measure some aspects of technological literacy.

cAlso used in community college and workplace settings.

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