Assessing 21st Century Skills Resources

These resources were developed by the Center to support best practices related to instructing and assessing 21st century skills—the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies that students need to succeed in the global workforce.

Measuring 21st Century Skills: A Review of the Literature on Critical Thinking

Measuring 21st Century Skills: A Review of the Literature on Collaboration

Measuring 21st Century Skills: A Review of the Literature on Complex Communication

Measuring 21st Century Skills: A Review of the Literature on Self-Directed Learning

We also outlined the assessment and measurement issues particular to 21st century skills and provided guidance to educators about how best to grade and report students’ 21st century skills. This series of blog posts will be released weekly in June-July 2020. Links to each blog post will be posted here once available.

Part 1: Overview of a seven-part series on research and best practices related to instruction and assessment of 21st Century skills

Part 2: Instructing & Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Focus on Collaboration

Part 3: Instructing & Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Focus on Complex Communication

Part 4: Instructing & Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Focus on Self-Directed Learning

Part 5: Instructing & Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Focus on Critical Thinking

Part 6: Instructing & Assessing 21st Century Skills: Key Measurement & Assessment Considerations

Part 7: Instructing & Assessing 21st Century Skills: Guidance for Educators