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Pre-College Middle School Survey for Engineering

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

Likert scale

Scale:

Three or Four-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Aug 04, 2008

Respondent:

Middle school students

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Competence, Career

Sample items:

My goals for participating in this activity were to: (check all that apply)

A. Have fun.
B. Learn more about [name of offering college or organization].
C. Learn about what computer scientists and computer engineers do.
D. Meet other kids with interests similar to mine.
E. Not sure.
F. Have something to do.
G. Learn more about different majors in college.
H. Make my parents / guardians happy.
I. Prepare me to do well in school.
J. Other: ___________________.

Reliability:

n/a

Validity:

n/a

Frequency:

sometimes

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

You can find the Pre-College Middle School Survey for Engineering here: http://www.engr.psu.edu/awe/secured/director/precollege/pre_college.aspx#modules

Please note that you will have to sign up for a free account to access the tool.

Comments:

There are three surveys: Pre-Activity, Immediate Post-Activity, and 3-6 Month Post-Activity surveys. Use the Pre-Participation survey and the Immediate Post-Participation surveys together so that you have baseline data to determine the impact of your event on the participants. To determine whether the event has a lasting impact, use the Follow-Up Participation survey three to six months after the event as well.In these ways, you can measure the impact of pre-college activities (such as camps, workshops, recruiting days, open houses) with objectives to: Recruit participants into science, engineering, or computer studies, promote/support skills development, encourage science, engineering, or computer preparatory pre-college course work, promote awareness of science, engineering, or computer careers.

STEM Criteria

Science

No

Technology

No

Engineering

Yes

Math

No