Assessing 21st Century Skills: Summary Of A Workshop


National Research Council. (2011). Assessing 21st Century Skills: Summary of a Workshop. J.A. Koenig, Rapporteur. Committee on the Assessment of 21st Century Skills. Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.


In this workshop, Dr. Yarnall presented a starting framework for integrating assessment of interpersonal and communication skills into workforce education. In this framework (see pages 50-54 of the publication), she talks about using evidence-centered design to identify and test some key design features of such assessments. Those design features included: (1) Provide ways for students to show their social reasoning based on real world scenarios and (2) foster self-reflection around the practice of such skills.

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