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Assessing 21st Century SkillsJared A. Cotton, Ed.D. Virginia Beach City Public Schools<br />
Do you recognize these?<br />
Look Familiar?<br />
Am I ready for college, work, and citizenship?<br />
Globally aware, independent, responsible…<br />Effective communicators and collaborators<br />Critical and creative thinke...
“We value what we measure rather than measure what we value.”<br />
Performance Assessment<br />Exhibitions, investigations, demonstrations, written or oral responses, journals, and portfoli...
Balance is essential…<br />
Multiple-choice test<br />Digital<br />portfolio<br />Common<br />assessments<br />Performance tasks<br />
Crime Statistics<br />Research Brief<br />
You want us to do WHAT?<br />
Student reactions!<br />
How will these assessments be scored accurately?<br />
How will we communicate to stakeholders?<br />
Change in classroom practice?<br />
Summary<br />A balanced assessment system is essential to assessing 21st century skills<br />Challenges<br />Time<br />Ini...
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  1. 1. Assessing 21st Century SkillsJared A. Cotton, Ed.D. Virginia Beach City Public Schools<br />
  2. 2. Do you recognize these?<br />
  3. 3. Look Familiar?<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Am I ready for college, work, and citizenship?<br />
  6. 6. Globally aware, independent, responsible…<br />Effective communicators and collaborators<br />Critical and creative thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers<br />
  7. 7. “We value what we measure rather than measure what we value.”<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Performance Assessment<br />Exhibitions, investigations, demonstrations, written or oral responses, journals, and portfolios. <br />
  10. 10. Balance is essential…<br />
  11. 11. Multiple-choice test<br />Digital<br />portfolio<br />Common<br />assessments<br />Performance tasks<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Crime Statistics<br />Research Brief<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. You want us to do WHAT?<br />
  16. 16. Student reactions!<br />
  17. 17. How will these assessments be scored accurately?<br />
  18. 18. How will we communicate to stakeholders?<br />
  19. 19. Change in classroom practice?<br />
  20. 20. Summary<br />A balanced assessment system is essential to assessing 21st century skills<br />Challenges<br />Time<br />Initial resistance from teachers and students<br />Accuracy of scoring<br />Communication to stakeholders<br />Pay off<br />Improved classroom instruction<br />Student mastery of essential skills<br />

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