The Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft Education alliance brings together the power of these companies' respective education technologies and programs to encourage the development of 21st-century learners and to enhance the skills of the workforce of tomorrow. The goal of the project is to help transform teaching, learning, and skills assessment so that students can succeed as citizens and workers in the 21st century.
The Foundation: Assessment
To make changes at the classroom level, policy-makers need accurate information about the skills of the student population. Gathering that data through assessment is a critical component. ATC21S is developing methods to assess skills that will form the basis for 21st-century curricula, with an emphasis on communication and collaboration, problem-solving, citizenship, and digital fluency.