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Document Number: 7908

Measuring Skills for the 21st Century - Best learning occurs when basic skills are taught in combination with complex thinking skills, for example, the ability to think creatively and to evaluate and analyze information. Assessment should measure both without adding to the number of tests students must take. This report debunks the notion that such 21st century skills as creative thinking and analysis cannot be reliably, inexpensively and fairly measured, offering examples of tests already devised and predicting more are on the way. (Elena Silva, Education Sector, November 2008)...


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