NOTE: The NAEP TEL scale ranges from 0 to 300 at grade 8. The TEL assessment consists of related "task" questions, that are part of the same scenario-based task, and standalone "discrete" questions that represent different real-world problems and provide independent measures of students' knowledge and skills. Because many factors may influence students' performance on NAEP assessments, results cannot be used to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between specific student characteristics and achievement. Results are not shown for data points where the sample sizes are insufficient to permit a reliable estimate or where data are not available. Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. The information about â€œEligibility for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)â€ variable is based on available school records. If school records were not available, the student was classified as "Information not available." If the school did not participate in the program, all students in that school were classified as â€œInformation not available.â€ The category â€œstudents with disabilitiesâ€ includes students identified as having either an Individualized Education Program or protection under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The results for students with disabilities and English language learners are based on students who were assessed and cannot be generalized to the total population of such students. See more information about student group variables
. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Although the estimates (e.g., average scores or percentages) are shown as rounded numbers in the charts, the positions of the data points in the graphics are based on the unrounded numbers. Unrounded numbers were used for calculating the differences between the estimates and for the statistical comparison test when the estimates were compared to each other. Not all apparent differences between estimates are statistically significant.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2014 and 2018 Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment.
To better understand students' technology and engineering literacy, use the Student Group Comparisons Tool to compare student groups based on their performance on the NAEP TEL assessment and on their learning experiences with technology and engineering.
To use the tool:
"Successfully Demonstrated Skill" represents the percentage of students receiving full credit for the questions listed. Learn more about TEL discrete questions and tasks. "Student Experiences" represent student responses to selected survey questions asking about their learning experiences in technology and engineering. Explore the TEL student survey questionnaire.