Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic Learning (Paperback)
  • Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic Learning (Paperback)

Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic Learning (Paperback)

Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 05/09/2012
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The Common Core State Standards clearly define the skills students need for success in college and the 21st century workplace. The question is, how can you measure student mastery of skills like creativity, problem solving, and use of technology? Laura Greenstein demonstrates how teachers can teach and assess 21st century skills using authentic learning experiences and rigorous, varied assessment strategies. Based on the best ideas of renowned experts in education, this book provides a framework and practical ideas for measuring

Thinking skills: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and metacognition

Actions: communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacy

Living skills: citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readiness

Included are numerous rubrics and checklists, a step-by-step model for developing your own classroom assessments, a lesson planning template, and sample completed lesson plans. Assessing 21st Century Skills gives you the tools and strategies you need to prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781452218014
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 8 mm

"This is the book we've all been waiting for! 21st Century Assessment is timely and right on target. This book is a blend of theoretical and practical and is a must-have title for any educator who wants to truly meet the needs of 21st century learners." -- Cindy Corlett, Teacher and Professional Developer
"This unique book on assessment has it all! The author has done a phenomenal job of laying a research-based foundation; defining thinking skills, actions, and skills for living in the world; showing how to incorporate common core standards and technology into the mix; and providing suggestions on how to asses it all. An added bonus is the inclusion of numerous rubrics and checklists, a lesson plan format, and a completed sample lesson plan. With a detailed table of contents, sections clearly labeled, and the inclusion of an index, the book can be used as a textbook or as a handbook." -- Julie Prescott, Assessment Coordinator

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