(11:15-11:35) Approaches to Developing Assessments of 21st Century Skills
  Deirdre Knapp (HumRRO, Workshop Steering Committee)
   
  This presentation will address the following issues:
   
 

•   What are the different approaches to assessment of these skills and what steps are involved in carrying out these approaches?

 

•   What processes are used for identifying the skills to be measured, operationalizing the skills through the test blueprint, and creating assessment tasks and scoring procedures?

 

•   How should the intended uses of the assessment results guide the test development process?

 

•   What steps should be taken to ensure that the assessments are reliable and valid?

   
  (11:35-11:55) Unique Challenges and Opportunities in the Assessment of 21st Century Skills
  Steven Wise (Northwest Evaluation Association, Workshop Steering Committee)
   
  This presentation will address the following issues:
   
 

•   What are the unique challenges and opportunities for defining and measuring these constructs, when compared to more traditional academic skills and knowledge?

 

•   How might the results of these assessments be used? Should they be used for high-stakes purposes?

 

•   What issues may arise in relation to the validity, reliability, and fairness of assessments of these skills?

   
  (11:55-12:15) Questions and Discussion
  Moderators will lead a question-and-answer session with the presenters and audience members.
   
12:15-1:15 Lunch in the Beckman Center Cafeteria
  Continued discussion of ideas presented during the morning sessions


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