Global Achievement Gap Part 3: Assessment

Wagner introduces several new kinds of assessments that schools should consider to better evaluate the kind of 21st century skills we want our students to have and the skills we want our teachers to have as well. Here are a sample of a few to consider. Even if teachers don’t administer this particular test, I think it could still be useful as a model for how to write our own tests. 

The CWRA test for college readiness: 

I like the real life task element of this test as well the use of multiple documents that students must synthesis.

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The ETS iskills Test:

Focuses on technology skills students will need to use in a variety of daily tasks at most any job.

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What other ways have you modified assessment to match the new skills/lessons you’ve incorporated into your 21st century classroom?

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Posted on 27 June 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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