Assessing 21st Century Skills - Looking at Criteria | Teacher Tips & Tools |

How do you assess 21st century skills? This post explores this issue and sugests that "the term 'assessment' needs to be examined. "At its core, assessment should be thought of as an opportunity to give feedback. Without giving students specific, targeted feedback on how they are performing these skills, students will have little opportunity to understand how to improve their level of creativity, become better researchers through increased information literacy skills, become better at collaborating with groups for project creation and problem solving, or develop good habits of mind to become self-directed learners."

The question then becomes how do we effectively assess these skills? What criteria should be used?

The post provides some suggestions as well as links to a number of resources.

Via Beth Dichter