Assessment tools for an afterschool youth maker program

Foad Hamidi, Shawn Grimes, Steph Grimes, Christopher Wong, Amy Hurst

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Afterschool maker and tinkerer programs for youth have gained popularity due to their ability to engage participants and support their creativity, teamwork and digital literacy. However, there are still many questions on designing the best measurement tools to assess the outcomes of these programs. We investigated the potential of two existing quantitative assessment tools, Grit-S and Alternative Uses Test (AUT), to assess attitude and creativity in the context of a youth afterschool maker program. We describe the results from these assessments and investigate youth attitudes towards them based on interviews with staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of FABLEARN 2017
Subtitle of host publication7th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363495
StatePublished - Oct 21 2017
Event7th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, FabLearn 2017 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2017Oct 22 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F132090


Other7th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, FabLearn 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Assessment
  • Divergent Thinking
  • Grit
  • Making
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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