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Assessing 21st Century Skills

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

  • Laura M. Greenstein - Montville Public Schools, University of New Haven, USA, University of Connecticut, USA

September 2012 | 264 pages | Corwin
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 metacognition

Actions: communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacy

Living skills: citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readiness

Included 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.

List of Figures
About the Author
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
Chapter 8: Multipurpose Assessments
Chapter 9: Moving Assessment Into the 21st Century

This is an excellent resource for my students needing to have criteria for grading assignments that are non-traditional.

Dr Paul Beaudoin
Humanities Dept, Fitchburg State College
December 6, 2012

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ISBN: 9781452218014