My district has formed a committee to adapt or develop an instrument to assess studentsâ€™ 21st Century Skills. Our first charge is to review existing assessments, but we arenâ€™t sure where to begin. Can you recommend a starting point?
The Partnership for 21st Century Schools Web site includes a free tool that you will find very helpful. Called Assess 21, this is a repository of current 21st Century Skills assessment tools. You can search the repository by categories including grade level, skill type, assessment format, and assessment method. While youâ€™ll need to contact individual organizations to view the actual assessment, the results of your search can help get you going in a direction thatâ€™s right for your district.
Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young
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