June 27, 2005

Measuring What's Actually Important

This is worth knowing about. A group calling itself the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has come out with a report calling for better measurement of things like thinking skills, ability to solve complex problems, information management and presentation, etc. More and more it's becoming clear that the era of high stakes testing is leading us to ignore the skills that will keep up competitive in this new century. It's going to take another Sputnik-like event, perhaps a Chinese moon landing, to shake Americans out of their complacency. This group adds a new voice to push in the right direction. More info here from eSchool News.

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