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Session review: The Assessment of 21st Century Skills

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Policy makers take note: the U.S. is lagging far behind other nations in developing the assessment of content knowledge and skills that students will need in the 21st century workplace. This was the major message given to a packed audience nodding their heads in agreement. Moving from last year?s focus on defining 21st century content knowledge and learning skills, a panel from the Partnership for the 21st Century Skills (, including representatives from Cisco Systems, Cable in the Classroom and the EDC/Center for Children and Technology reported on emerging assessments of 21st century skills.

Margaret Honey of the EDC Center for Children and Technology described their review of assessments currently available. The results? We?re doing a lot of assessing, but not on the right stuff.

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