1:30-2:30 Panel Discussion of Sample Assessments of 21st Century Skills (20 minutes each)

Assessments of Cognitive Skills


Nathan Kuncel, University of Minnesota


Assessments of Interpersonal Skills


Stephen M. Fiore, University of Central Florida


Assessments of Intrapersonal Skills


Rick Hoyle, Duke University


Each panelist will


•   Briefly describe/define the kind of skills grouped within their cluster.


•   Give a quick overview of why the skills are important skills.


•   Give a synthetic overview of the assessment examples that were presented at the January workshop and provide a critique/reaction to them.


•   Discuss the extent to which the example assessments (or assessment strategies) are likely to provide reliable and valid information about the intended skill.

2:30-2:45 Moderated Discussion
  Discussion Leader: Joan Herman
2:45-3:15 Response: Measurement Guidance (15 minutes each) Deirdre Knapp, HumRRO (steering committee member) Patrick Kyllonen, ETS (steering committee member)
  Speakers will respond to the panelists and address the following:

•   From a measurement/technical perspective, what is the feasibility of implementing assessments of these kinds of skills in the K-12 setting?


•   What purposes can they feasibly serve? How might the results be used?


•   What factors might complicate implementation of the assessment or assessment strategy?


•   What fairness and equal access issues should be considered?

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