Making Authentic Assessments
  • Strategy: Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
  • Skill: Making Authentic Assessments

Making Authentic Assessments of STEM Learning

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn ways to use assessment prior to offering STEM learning activities to children.
  • Discover methods to assess children’s learning during STEM experiences and activities.
  • Identify strategies for assessing youth learning after STEM activities and experiences are completed.

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Assessment is an essential but often overlooked part of STEM learning in after school programs. This module features interactive experiences and resources to help facilitators learn skills to include authentic assessment of youth STEM learning experiences. This is one of 20 STEM facilitation skills that help STEM click for school-age children and youth.

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