21st-Century Learning Skills

Connection between 21st-Century Learning Skills and 21st Century Assessment

  • Supports a balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective classroom formative and summative assessments

  • Emphasizes useful feedback on student performance that is embedded into everyday learning

  • Requires a balance of technology-enhanced, formative and summative assessments that measure student mastery of 21st century skills

  • Enables development of portfolios of student work that demonstrate mastery of 21st century skills to educators and prospective employers

  • Enables a balanced portfolio of measures to assess the educational system’s effectiveness at reaching high levels of student competency in 21st century skills


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21st Century Assessment and ISTE NETS•S

Route 21 NETS•S

  • Supports a balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective classroom formative and summative assessments

  • Emphasizes useful feedback on student performance that is embedded into everyday learning

  • Requires a balance of technology-enhanced, formative and summative assessments that measure student mastery of 21st century skills

  • Enables development of portfolios of student work that demonstrate mastery of 21st century skills to educators and prospective employers

  • Enables a balanced portfolio of measures to assess the educational system’s effectiveness at reaching high levels of student competency in 21st century skills


Why Create Balanced Assessments

Empowering 21st Century Superintendents Overview Presentation
  • Making decisions that are data-driven

  • Timely, formative evaluation tools to diagnose and inform

  • Measuring a broader range of knowledge/skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving

  • New interest in longitudinal data systems to measure student performance and trends over time

Reflection Question

  • As the technology leadership team, how do you support teachers' use of technology enhanced formative assessment during teaching?






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