Assessment Tools and Indicators for Entrepreneurship Education

Assessment Tools and Indicators for Entrepreneurship Education
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The objective of the ASTEE project is to develop a set of common European tools for measuring the impact of Entrepreneurship Education (EE) on students’ entrepreneurial competences across all educational levels. The tools are based on the identification and definition of key learning outcomes at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.  

The goal of entrepreneurship education is to give people the knowledge, skills and attitudes to act in an entrepreneurial way. In order to determine the degree to which this goal has been reached, it is essential to have a tool for assessing the impact of entrepreneurship education.

Based on previous research and on the identification of indicators, the project partners have developed questionnaires for the three levels and the following age groups: 10-11 year-olds, 16-17 year-olds, and young people of 20 years or older.

All info about the project is available at the project website

Participating Countries: 

Project Coordinator

Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship – Young Enterprise | Denmark |

Project Partners

Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship – Young Enterprise | Denmark |
EMLYON Business School | France |
PEEP – Platform for Entrepreneurship Education in Portugal | Portugal |
University of Applied Sciences Munich | Germany |
Dublin Institute of Technology | Ireland |
J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Faculty of Economics (EFOS) | Croatia |
Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise Europe | Belgium |
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Contact Person

Lene Vestergaard: e-mail: | Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship – Young Enterprise
Target Groups: 
general public
policy makers
primary school students
secondary school students

The goal of entrepreneurship education is to give people the skills, knowledge and attitudes to act in an entrepreneurial way. To achieve this, entrepreneurship education has evolved into a concept for both the content and methods of teaching and learning. Entrepreneurship can be approached not only as a course or subject, but also as a theme that can be embedded in all subjects at every level of education.


Based on literature and empirical research five categories of indicators  have been identified:


Knowledge: How to identify opportunities, Ethical position of enterprises, The process of entrepreneurship, Accounting, business planning, marketing

Skills: Organise, Manage, Analyse, Communicate, Evaluate, Effective representation & negotiation, Work as an individual, Work in teams, Judge & identify one’s strengths and weaknesses, Assess and take risks, Connect ideas, Mobilise commitment, Lateral thinking.
Mindset & Attitudes: Initiative, Independence & innovation in all aspects of life, Motivation, Determination to meet objectives, Risk propensity, Ambition/drive, Persistence & commitment, Self-belief, Self-efficacy, Self-awareness, Feeling of empowerment, Social confidence, Creativity & imagination, Curiosity, Tolerance of failure.
Intentions: To become self-employed , To work with innovative and entrepreneurial assignments.
Behavior: Enterprising and entrepreneurial behaviour, Engaging in new activities and new venture creation.

Based on the five categories of indicators: entrepreneurial knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial attitudes, intention and behaviour questionnaires have been elaborated to target each educational level.

 The age groups concerned are: A. Primary level (10-11 years old), B. Secondary level (16-17 years old), C.Tertiary level (20+ years old). All assessment tools are available at in German, Flemish, Croatian, Danish, French, Irish, Italian, Polish,  Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish and English.





The questionnaires have been translated into several languages and are free for use. You can chose your country from the menu on the left. The analysis of the results will be published in a report in June 2014.


For further information, please contact either the overall Project Coordinator or one of the other project members