Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic Learning
Go beyond traditional paper-and-pencil tests! The Common Core State Standards clearly define the skills students need for success in college and the 21st century workplace. The question is, how can you measure student mastery of skills like creativity, problem solving, and use of technology? Laura Greenstein demonstrates how teachers can teach and assess 21st century skills using authentic learning experiences and rigorous, varied assessment strategies. Based on the best ideas of renowned experts in education, this book provides a framework and practical ideas for measuring Thinking skills: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and metacognitionActions: communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacyLiving skills: citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readinessIncluded are numerous rubrics and checklists, a step-by-step model for developing your own classroom assessments, a lesson planning template, and sample completed lesson plans. Assessing 21st Century Skills gives you the tools and strategies you need to prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 A Synthesis of 21st Century Skills
Chapter 3 Assessment Fundamentals
Chapter 4 Assessment Strategies
Chapter 5 Assessing Thinking Skills
Chapter 6 Assessing Actions
Chapter 7 Assessing Skills for Living in the World
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