Experts: Take steps to bolster technology, engineering literacy

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® With fewer than half of U.S. students showing proficiency on the first-ever nationwide assessment of technology and engineering literacy, concerned stakeholders are calling for increased instruction in these areas, both in and out of school.

Observers largely agreed that the results of the new National Assessment of Educational Progress Technology and Engineering Literacy, in which U.S. eighth-graders were given scenario-based tasks on laptop computers and asked to analyze and solve real-world technology and engineering problems, were disappointing. More…

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