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ERIC Number: EJ1002409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Beyond the Core: Assessing Authentic 21st Century Skills
Greenstein, Laura
Principal Leadership, v13 n4 p36-42 Dec 2012
Principals' wheelbarrows are full of initiatives: closing learning gaps, preparing for the Common Core State Standards, differentiating instruction, and improving college and career readiness, to name a few. Meanwhile, principals have too few assets in their toolboxes to meet all the hefty demands. Taking the long view, it becomes clear that true reform requires preparing students for a complex, globally connected future that cannot yet be envisioned. The Common Core outlines what a good foundation in literacy and numeracy looks like. Any well-built structure needs this type of solid foundation, but it is the bridges and buildings that are built on it that provide the pathways and scaffolds for success. Moving beyond the Common Core means moving beyond standardized tests. It means moving toward the skills that current kindergartners will need to prepare them for both the rigor of college and the demands of the workplace. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A