Self-assessment tool

This tool is a way to detect your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher, when working on STEM topics in the classroom or other learning environments (such as Fablabs or Makerspaces).
Answer a few questions and we will show you a report on your competences. We will use this report to automatically redirect you to a selection of workshops suitable for your level.

Already have a code? Just enter it here and only make changes to some of the questions without having to answer all of them again! Perhaps you made progress since last time?
Let’s check it out!




In what level of education are you currently working?

Teaching subject

Years of teaching experience

I have confidence in how to…

Teach students about problem-solving

Use activities in teaching stimulating students’ creativity

Teach students about critical and analytical thinking

Use activities in which students work in groups

Provide students with tasks that have no right answer

Promote students’ thinking when it is ‘out of the box’

Promote students’ sense of initiative

Promote higher order thinking among students

Promote effective peer learning through student group work

Guide students in how to pose scientific questions, plan investigations, conduct them and draw conclusions

Stimulate students’ creativity by using a variety of instructional strategies

Use teaching activities that enforce the students to be critical and analytical

Involve students in learning through group work of various types (experimental, discussions, role playing, debates, etcetera)

Stimulate students to be enterprising

Have students using a variety of technologies

Use 3D printers myself

Let students use 3D printers

Let students use technology to access online resources and information as part of activities

Let students use the same kind of tools that professional STEM workers use, such as simulation tools, databases, satellites imagery, etcetera

Let students work on technology-enhanced projects that approach real world application of technology

Let students use technology to solve problems

Promote students’ use of technology to support higher-order thinking, e.g. analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of ideas and information

Promote students’ use of technology to create new ideas and representations of information

Use technology equipment such as laser cutters

Use robotics in teaching

Use virtual reality and/or augmented reality tools in teaching

Know how to act myself when classes go to out-of-school learning environments in general

Know how to act myself if/when classes visit Fablabs/Makerspaces

Know how to act myself if classes participate in activities outside school

Stimulate students’ learning in out-of-school learning environments

Prepare students for activities in out-of-school learning environments

Follow up activities that have taken place in an out-of-school learning environment

Integrate activities in school with visits to out-of-school learning environments

Prepare students for visits to a Fablab/Makerspace

Follow up a visit to a Fablab/Makerspace

In this report, you can see your scores on the different aspects that are linked to teaching in a high tech open learning environment. Scores include the promotion of 21st century skills of your students, your ability to use technological equipment, and your general ability to teach in an open learning environment.
Based on your scores, you get a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum label. A ‘best match’ selection of workshops is provided. These workshops will challenge you to improve your skills at your own pace. You can also choose another workshop from our collection. Workshops are assigned with a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum label for each aspects, so you can easily see what is at your level.

Scoring self-efficacy: Label My results Average results*
* Average results from 336 self-assessments
Problem solving?  
Critical thinking?  
Group work?  
Technology use?  
- of teacher  
- stimulating students’ use  
Teaching in Informal learning environment?  
Click here for a workshop based on your result

My personal result number: UZTDi4PIFq

You may want to save (or print?) this unique code which corresponds to your personal TeachSTEM self-assessment results. When you revisit our self-assessment tool, you can enter it and go directly to selecting STEM workshops which would be most relevant to you.

Result chart

Save this PDF file with your scores and profile. It contains a link which will always take you to a selection of workshops relevant to your scores. But remember that you can always take the test again and see if and where you have improved your skills!

Here’s a cool idea for you!

You can use the assessment tool as an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses within your organization. Group analysis can start by doing the assessment of each member individually, and bringing the results together. Then you can discuss and evaluate the skills of your team and come up with a strategy to improve them. Results PDFs can be downloaded at the end of each individual assessment.