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Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment

Play the TEL VideoThe Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment aims to measure whether students are able to apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations. TEL is computer-based and uses interactive scenario-based tasks to gauge what students know and can do. Learn more ...​

Learn More About TEL Tasks

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Explore a TEL Task

Try a Sample TEL Task
The TEL assessment contains problem-solving tasks based on interactive scenarios that reflect realistic situations. Try this sample TEL task in which students are asked to play the roles of an engineer who is brought in to a remote village to find out why the local water well has stopped working. Try the task

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Last updated 03 June 2014 (TO)
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