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Research,  July 03, 2005

P21: Rethink testing for future success

"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, 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.

The report also notes that educational institutions around the world are only just beginning to create such assessments. But researchers point to examples they consider representative of the best testing models for information and communication technology (ICT) learning skills."

URL: http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=5735
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Posted by wrivenburgh on July 03, 2005 | Research
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