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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Testing and Assessment
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Workshop on Approaches to the Development of Character

Archived Video Now Available

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Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies
Videos of December 14 Workshop
Now Available

Assessing Competencies workshop videoLWatch the archived webcast

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Committee on
Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

NAS BuildingWith ever-rising costs of higher education, policymakers and the public are increasingly concerned about how to engage and motivate students to persist through college completion and thrive in their personal, professional, and civic lives. The Committee on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies aims to identify the skills that influence success within college and beyond and examine how to assess them in order to guide teaching and learning.

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Recent Reports

An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia

DCPS Cover wB An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia examines business practices, human resources operations and human capital strategies, academic plans, and student achievement. This report identifies what is working well seven years after legislation was enacted to give control of public schools to the mayor of the District of Columbia and which areas need additional attention.

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Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

Science AssessmentLThis report from the Board on Testing and Assessment and the Board on Science Education, describes the types of new assessments that will be needed to gauge student progress. The report recommends a systems approach, one that uses a range of assessments that complement one another to yield information that can guide decisions of teachers, policymakers and others.

Read more  |  Report Brief

Education for Life and Work:
Guide for Practitioners

small group meetingA new booklet from the Board on Testing and Assessment summarizes key information from the report, Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge in the 21st Century, and describes effective teaching approaches. In addition, it identifies areas of convergence with the learning goals set for mathematics and English language arts by the Common Core State Standards and for science as outlined in the NRC’s Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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