“And I’m calling on our nation’s governors and state education chiefs to develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st Century skills like problem solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity.”
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< Back to Shell Centre home page Assessing Problem Solving: Characteristics Of Student Performance On Paper-Based And Computer-Based Tasks Malcolm Swan, Alan Bell Given the wide-ranging set of tasks described in the paper Domain Frameworks in Mathematics and Problem solving, it is of interest to identify what general student competencies are evoked by these tasks. This paper describes some characteristics of student performance on the Problem-solving element of the World Class Tests of Mathematics and ‘Problem Solving in Mathematics, Science and Technology.