In this keynote session from the 21st Century Learning Institute on 13 October 2010, Douglas B. Reeves provides the key elements for developing new assessment strategies for the 21st century learner. Detailed in his presentation are three fundamental shifts that must take place:
- Assessments must move from standardised to authentic: For students to perform authentic tasks, assessment conditions must be variable, not standardised.
- Assessments must be open: The tradition of secret assessment is based on the notion that assessment is fair only when it is secret. Yet, global best practices indicate that the best assessments are those in which students helped create test questions.
- Assessments must combine team and individual efforts: Educational institutions rely on assessments that are based almost exclusively on individual work. Dr Reeves suggests that 21st century assessment must include rigorous, comprehensive consideration of teamwork and collaboration.
This package includes a 63-minute DVD with the video session and a CD with materials to support team or individual professional learning, an excerpt from the book 21st Century Skills and relevant web links.