Sort of like handwriting was for the analog age?

Will new tests assess students’ 21st-century literacies? From today’s e-School News come good tidings for those wanting more sensible testing.

For the first time ever, technological literacy will become part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, the test’s governing board has announced.

Beginning in 2012, the test will measure students’ proficiency with technology in addition to reading, math, science, history, writing, and other subjects. The new test will mark the first time students’ technology literacy has been assessed on a national level.

The way our students communicate symbolically has been different for a while (maybe ten years) now. It’s about time literacy metrics caught up.

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