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Published on Friday, February 9, 2024

New Focus on NAEP: “Exploring Process Data in TEL”

New Focus on NAEP: “Exploring Process Data in TEL”

Those interested in process data in digitally based assessments (DBAs) will want to check out the newest addition to the Focus on NAEP series: “Exploring Process Data in TEL.” This examination of process data from the 2014 Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment explores how data collected from digitally based assessments can be used to investigate digital familiarity and efficiency.

The Focus on NAEP series provides insightful analyses of key findings from NAEP, along with examinations of its development and implementation. These articles cater to both technical and non-technical audiences, helping the public to interpret and understand NAEP assessment results and keeping education stakeholders informed. Past articles have covered such topics as “Sampling for NAEP Assessments,” “Reporting Results,” “Students With Disabilities,” and “Grade 12 Participation.”

In “Exploring Process Data in TEL,” the Focus on NAEP series uses results from the TEL assessment to examine how process data can be used to measure students’ problem-solving efficiency and explore the connections between test-taking processes and experiences both in and out of school. The concept of process data itself and its significance within the context of TEL are also explained in a clear and accessible manner.

Check out “Exploring Process Data in TEL” here to see how NAEP experts break down the data for non-technical audiences, pick up some tips on how to communicate your own research, or just brush up on your understanding of process data and the NAEP assessment!

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