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P21: Rethink testing for future success
By Robert Brumfield, Assistant Editor, eSchool News
June 22, 2005
Today's high-stakes tests are inadequate tools for measuring the kinds
skills students will need for success in the global, technology-driven
workplace, according to a group of key business and education leaders.
group, called the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), has issued
new report calling on national and state policy makers to ratchet up
to design and implement new assessments that can effectively measure
P21's new report, "The Assessment of 21st Century Skills: The Current
Landscape," highlights progress in the United States and abroad toward
developing the "means to measure complex, higher-order thinking
report is accompanied by a new online tool designed to help assess these
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