Technology-based Assessments for 21st Century Skills

Technology-based Assessments for 21st Century Skills

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Creative problem solving, collaboration, and technology fluency are core skills requisite of any nation's workforce that strives to be competitive in the 21st Century. Teaching these types of skills is an economic imperative, and assessment is a fundamental component of any pedagogical program. Yet, measurement of these skills is complex due to the interacting factors associated with higher order thinking and multifaceted communication. Advances in assessment theory, educational psychology, and technology create an opportunity to innovate new methods of measuring students' 21st Century Skills with validity, reliability, and scalability. In this book, leading scholars from multiple disciplines present their latest research on how to best measure complex knowledge, skills, and abilities using technology-based assessments. All authors discuss theoretical and practical implications from their research and outline their visions for the future of technology-based assessments.In that important, statewide assessment in ancient China, candidates, regardless of where they resided, had to travel to the Capital to sit for ... Candidates were required to write essays on topics decided by an examination board, often about policy making, analysis of state ... Three decades ago, researchers and educational practitioners were excited about the promise of computer-assisted assessments;anbsp;...

Title:Technology-based Assessments for 21st Century Skills
Author: Michael C. Mayrath
Publisher:IAP - 2012-01

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