Those in search of an assessment tool focused on gender equity may be interested in the WomenTech Gender Equity Self-Assessment Tool, developed by the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science to help schools see “the gap between their current practices and potential evidence-based strategies proven to broaden participation.”
The assessment is free, easy to complete in 20 minutes, and allows institutions to assess their "readiness to recruit and retain women in your STEM/CTE career pathways." Those interested in filling out the form gradually can also save their progress and return to complete it at a later time.
The EvaluATE center has also contributed to refining the assessment and is partnering to disseminate the tool.
Some big takeaways from the tool's evaluation results to date include:
- 93% of respondents have rated the assessment as “Excellent” or “Very Good”
- 80% have reported this tool raised their awareness of factors that affect gender equity in STEM/CTE programs and helped them understand what their school could do to improve
- 53% said that taking the assessment significantly helped them see the gap between what their schools are...