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Title: Assessing 21st


1
Assessing 21st Century Skills
Partnership for 21st Century Skills National
School Boards Association Orlando, Florida March
29, 2008
2
Overview
  • Who is the Partnership and what is the Framework
    for 21st Century Skills?
  • Formative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • Summative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • The North Carolina Experience

3
P21 Members
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Who is the Partnership?
A unique partnership between business, education
and policymakers
With support from the U.S. Department of
Education
5
20th Century Education Model
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21st Century Skills Framework
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21st Century Skills Framework
  • Core Subjects
  • Economics
  • English
  • Government
  • Arts
  • History
  • Geography
  • Reading or Language
  • Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Languages
  • Civics
  • 21st Century Themes
  • - Global Awareness
  • - Financial, Economic, Business
  • Entrepreneurship Literacy
  • - Civic Literacy
  • - Health Literacy

8
21st Century Skills Framework
  • Learning Innovation Skills
  • Critical Thinking Problem Solving
  • Creativity Innovation
  • Communication Collaboration

9
21st Century Skills Framework
  • Information, Media Technology Skills
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT (Information, Communications
  • Technology) Literacy

10
21st Century Skills Framework
  • Life Career Skills
  • Flexibility Adaptability
  • Initiative Self-Direction
  • Social Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity Accountability
  • Leadership Responsibility

11
21st Century Skills Framework

How do I learn more about 21st century skills?
www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21
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Assessment
  • Why is assessment so important?
  • Importance of global benchmarking
  • Importance of emerging skills

13
Assessment
Source Levy F. and R.J. Murnane (2004) The New
Division of Labor How Computers are Creating the
Next Labor Market. Princeton, N.J. Princeton
University Press
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Overview
  • Who is the Partnership and what is the Framework
    for 21st Century Skills?
  • Formative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • Summative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • The North Carolina Experience

15
Formative Assessment
  • What is Formative Assessment?
  • It is a process used by teachers and students
    during instruction that provides feedback to
    adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve
    students achievement of intended outcomes.
  • -- CCSSO

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Formative Assessment
What does it look like in the classroom?
  • Clarifying and sharing learning intentions and
    criteria for success
  • Engineering effective classroom discussions,
    questions and learning tasks that elicit evidence
    of learning
  • Providing feedback that moves learning forward
  • Activating students as the owners of their own
    learning
  • Activating students as instructional resources
    for one another
  • Classroom Assessment Minute by Minute, Day by
    Day Leahy, Lyon, Thompson, Wiliam. 2005.

17
Formative Assessment
  • Issues
  • Definitional Issues
  • Gray areas
  • Grading
  • Teacher Time

18
Formative Assessment
  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills White Paper
    on Assessment

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Formative Assessment
Partnership for 21st Century Skills White Paper
on Assessment
  • P21 Paper
  • Focus on 21st century skills
  • Make thinking visible,
  • structured, real time, authentic
  • Data used to inform instruction
  • Build capacity of teachers
  • and students
  • F. A. Characteristics
  • in Literature
  • Clarifying learning intensions/
  • criteria (standards)
  • Rich information, elicit
  • evidence of learning, during
  • learning
  • Feedback to advance
  • learning
  • Process used by teachers
  • and students, activating
  • students

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Formative Assessment
  • What Teachers Need
  • Good assessment skills
  • Pedagogical content knowledge
  • Professional development

21
Formative Assessment
  • Why is formative assessment so important for 21st
    century skills?
  • Impact on performance
  • Greater authenticity possible

22
Formative Assessment
  • Additional Comments
  • External resources
  • Tools in white paper
  • Technology
  • Capabilities for formative assessment
  • 21st century technology skills

23
Overview
  • Who is the Partnership and what is the Framework
    for 21st Century Skills?
  • Formative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • Summative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • The North Carolina Experience

24
Summative Assessment
  • What are they for?
  • Program evaluation
  • Classification/selection of students or schools
  • Grades

25
Summative Assessment
Examples
  • External summative tests
  • Large-scale assessments (international, national,
    state)
  • General achievement measures (e.g. commercial
    NRTs, SAT, ACT)
  • Interim/benchmark
  • Classroom, school, district summative tests
  • Unit, marking period tests/exams
  • District accountability

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Summative Assessment
  • Developing large scale 21st century assessments
    is challenging
  • Expensive government investment in innovation
    is essential (enhanced assessment grants).
  • Test development is bound by disciplinary
    conventions.
  • The status quo tends to drive much of what is
    done.
  • Philosophic viewpoints clash.


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Summative Assessment
  • Assessment drives curriculum, instruction and
    learning
  • The role and needs of standards for the
    assessment of 21st century skills.
  • The characteristics of assessments of 21st
    century skills.

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Summative Assessment
  • Models exist
  • State authentic assessments from early 90s.
  • External tests see P21 white paper and Route
    21.

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Summative Assessment

www.21stcenturyskills.org/Route21
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Overview
  • Who is the Partnership and what is the Framework
    for 21st Century Skills?
  • Formative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • Summative Assessment of 21st century skills
  • The North Carolina Experience

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The North Carolina Experience
  • State Board of Educations
  • new mission
  • FUTURE-READY STUDENTS
  • for the 21st Century

32
The North Carolina Experience
  • FUTURE-READY STUDENTS
  • for the 21st Century
  • The guiding mission of the North Carolina State
    Board of Education is that every public school
    student will graduate from high school, globally
    competitive for work and postsecondary education
    and prepared for life in the 21st century.

33
The North Carolina Experience
  • New Standards for a New Mission
  • Principal Standards
  • Teacher Standards

34
The North Carolina Experience
  • Graduation Project
  • Paper
  • Portfolio
  • Product
  • Presentation

www.ncpublicschools.org/graduationproject
35
The North Carolina Experience
  • ICT/ETS

http//www.ets.org/Media/Products/ICT_Literacy/ de
mo2/index.html
36
The North Carolina Experience
  • Biology Prototype Project

Dr. John Bransford International expert on
cognition and technology
LIFE Center Learning in Informal and Formal
Environments
37
The North Carolina Experience
Blue Ribbon Accountability Commission
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Conclusion
  • Are our students ready for the new global economy?

39
Conclusion
Are our students critical thinkers and problem
solvers?
Are our students globally aware?
Are our students self-directed?
Are our students good collaborators?
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Conclusion
Are our students information and technology
literate?
Are our students flexible and adaptable?
Are our students innovative?
Are our students effective communicators?
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85701 (520) 623-2466
www.21stcenturyskills.org
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