STEM Indicators & Measures

Effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs depend on many factors, such as program quality, fidelity of implementation at the school and classroom level, and teacher and student attitudes and dispositions. Monitoring these factors related to STEM program success require assessment tools and measures. This collection pulls together resources on indicators and instruments that can help gauge the progress of STEM programs.

Guidance on STEM Indicators

Based on the National Research Council’s reports on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in K-12 schools, this section provides information on key indicators in measuring STEM education to order to inform those interested in what factors are part of creating quality programs.

STEM Evaluation Tools

The evaluation tools included in this section are validated instruments used to measure individual or program-level STEM implementation. The instruments are often in the form of surveys/questionnaires or observation protocols. Please note that some of the instruments and measures listed in these websites may require purchase. If so, it will be noted in the Content Comments section of the resource page.