[LogoForum] measure complex, higher-order thinking skills.

[LogoForum] measure complex, higher-order thinking skills.

Post by Dale Ree » Fri, 24 Jun 2005 02:38:43


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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
of
skills students will need for success in the global, technology-driven
workplace, according to a group of key business and education leaders.
The
group, called the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), has issued
a
new report calling on national and state policy makers to ratchet up
efforts
to design and implement new assessments that can effectively measure
these
skills.
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
skills." The
report is accompanied by a new online tool designed to help assess these
skills.
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