Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic Learning

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Corwin Press, Jul 20, 2012 - Education - 264 pages
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Go beyond traditional paper-and-pencil tests!

How can you measure student mastery of 21st century skills like creativity, problem solving, and use of technology? Laura Greenstein provides a framework and practical ideas for using authentic learning experiences and rigorous assessment strategies to engage today’s students. With numerous rubrics and checklists, a step-by-step model for developing your own classroom assessments, a lesson planning template, and sample completed lesson plans, this book discusses how to teach and assess:

  • Thinking skills: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and metacognition
  • Actions: communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacy
  • Living skills: citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readiness
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 A Synthesis of 21st Century Skills
21
Chapter 3 Assessment Fundamentals
35
Chapter 4 Assessment Strategies
49
Chapter 5 Assessing Thinking Skills
63
Chapter 6 Assessing Actions
93
Chapter 7 Assessing Skills for Living in the World
139
Multipurpose Assessments
165
Moving Assessment Into the 21st Century
187
21st Century Rubrics
195
21st Century Lesson Plan
217
Questions and Answers
223
References
231
Index
237
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About the author (2012)

Laura Greenstein has been an educator for over 30 years serving as a teacher, department chair, and school leader in multiple grades and subjects. She combines this background with her experience as a school board member and professional development specialist to bring fresh and original ideas to educators about teaching, learning, and assessing. She presents at workshops and conferences locally and nationally.

As an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven and the University of Connecticut she teaches Human Development and Assessment to undergraduate and graduate students. She has a B. S. from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. from the State University of New York at Oneonta in education, a 6th year from Sacred Heart University in administration, and an Ed.D. from Johnson and Wales University in Educational Leadership.

Her website, http://www.assessmentnetwork.net is a valuable source of information on issues and topics in assessment. She is also the author of What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment from ASCD.

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