Education Report Roundup

21st Century Skills for High School Students Outlined

By Laura Greifner — March 30, 2006 1 min read

“Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform” is available from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

High schools should broaden their traditional measures of success beyond such factors as attendance, graduation, and college-going rates to include knowledge and skills that will better prepare students for success in the 21st century, concludes a report.

The report—a combined effort of the National Education Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Ford Motor Company Fund—lists learning and thinking skills, information- and communications- technology literacy skills, and life skills that high school students should master by graduation.