Survey: School districts are anxious to assess 21st century skills
| Oct 21, 2010
A new survey from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) shows educators believe the federal government should support the development of new assessment models that effectively measure 21st century skills. These skills are increasingly being incorporated into instructional strategies across the United States. The survey reveals that more than 35 percent of respondents believe “assessing 21st century skills” should be the top education technology priority for Congress and the Obama Administration.
The survey also reveals that schools are taking cyberbullying seriously, as 57 percent of respondents say their districts have created specific policies to prevent online threats and harassment. Also, 24 percent of respondents believe that textbooks could be eliminated since students find them boring and prefer electronic resources. Read the full article at the NSBA website or see the full survey results here.