We conducted a comprehensive review of assessments of 21st century competencies, including widely used measures and some that are in development, and talked with educators about how these measures are being used and the challenges and limitations associated with them. Based on this review, we identified a set of key lessons learned for those who develop or implement these new assessment systems.
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February 14, 2014
February 11, 2014
A new report on how to measure creativity, collaboration, and other 21st century competencies.
January 29, 2014
Can we finally make education the great equalizer Horace Mann said it could be, nearly 200 years ago?
January 21, 2014
A new report highlights classrooms at the frontlines of innovative school reform, and offers ideas and actions so all students can take full advantage of the global innovation age.
December 18, 2013
The Philippines rebuild their education system.
December 12, 2013
As speculation abounds as to whom New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will choose to be his schools chancellor, PBS's Learning Matters launched a new web series profiling one of the leading contenders: Montgomery County (MD) superintendent Joshua Starr. Will he make a good choice? See for yourself.
December 09, 2013
Teachers have worked harder within the same system that has been in place for many decades. There comes a point where harder won't help. Too many factors exist now for a 'work harder' mentality to be successful.
December 03, 2013
Asian countries top OECD's PISA survey of best school systems worldwide. See what they do well.
November 05, 2013
At a campaign event in Somers Point, N.J., teacher Melissa Tomlinson approached New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and asked why he'd called his state's schools "failure factories."
October 30, 2013
The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.