Innovative Assessment for the 21st Century

Innovative Assessment for the 21st Century

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In todaya€™s rapidly changing and information-rich world, students are not acquiring adequate knowledge and skills to prepare them for careers in mathematics, science, and technology with the traditional approach to assessment and instruction. New competencies (e.g., information communication and technology skills) are needed to deal successfully with the deluge of data. In order to accomplish this, new qeducationally valuableq skills must be acknowledged and assessed. Toward this end, the skills we value and support for a society producing knowledge workers, not simply service workers, must be identified, together with methods for their measurement. Innovative Assessment for the 21st Century explores the faces of future assessmenta€”and ask hard questions, such as: What would an assessment that captures all of the above attributes look like? Should it be standardized? What is the role of the professional teacher?For example, the student can experiment with changes to text in an effort to enhance the writing outcome and receive ... Second, because the prompts are normed on statewide samples, teachers have a relative picture of how a studenta#39;s writing compares to ... On an annual basis, the state of Florida spends approximately $34 M on their FCAT K-12 testing programs, all of ... Currently no state or national norms exist for automated essay scoring, and the technologya#39;s impact on vulnerableanbsp;...

Title:Innovative Assessment for the 21st Century
Author:Valerie J. Shute, Betsy Jane Becker
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-09-08


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