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ERIC Number: EJ913648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Instruments for Assessing Interest in STEM Content and Careers
Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v18 n2 p341-363 Apr 2010
Two new instruments created to assess perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and careers are analyzed and found to have respectable to excellent internal consistency reliability, as well as good content, construct, and criterion-related validity for the areas assessed. Cronbach's Alpha for the individual scales on the STEM Semantics Survey and the STEM Career Interest Questionnaire ranged from 0.78 to 0.94 across the eight constructs represented. These were judged to be acceptable to assess anticipated changes resulting from MSOSW ITEST project activities, and are believed to be worthy of use by other ITEST projects. (Contains 1 note, 7 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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