Education Report Roundup

21st-Century Skills

By Laura Greifner — April 04, 2006 1 min read

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.

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

The report—a combined effort of the National Education Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the 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.

A version of this article appeared in the April 05, 2006 edition of Education Week