Tips for Making Authentic Assessments of STEM Learning
  • Observe, listen, and ask questions to assess if youth are understanding the content being covered.
  • Encourage youth to write their observations and notes in a science journal during STEM activities.
  • Authentic assessments are not giving a test to youth or comparing the abilities of youth.
  • Share the goal of the activity with youth before you start. After you have finished, ask youth if you have achieved the goal.