West Virginia Study of PBL Impacts on 21st Century Skills Teaching and Student Achievement
Nate K. Hixson, Jason Ravitz, & Andy Whisman
From 2008 to 2010, project-based learning (PBL) was a major focus of the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI), undertaken by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), as a method for teaching 21st century skills. Beginning in January 2011, a summative evaluation was conducted to investigate the effect of PBL implementation on teachers’ perceived ability to teach and assess 21st century skills and on student achievement.
A research brief and the full report are available for download below, or from the West Virginia Department of Education website.