In this fourth post in a series about comprehensive student assessment, I’m taking on the subject of resilience and how it is we can both teach and assess students in this area. I’ve been arguing throughout this series that holistic assessment should always incorporate widely used standardized testing, but that it’s only one measure among several (Learning, Relationships, Resiliencies and Behaviors) that should be leveraged to really understand student readiness for learning and life in the 21 Century.
Indeed, resilience is something every person must develop, if only because so much about life today changes with much greater velocity than ever before. The ability to both respond to and embrace change is at the very heart of resilience, which is why developing this trait should be a priority for the educational mission.
At Pathbrite, we believe the five key components of resilience are:
While the development of resilience must always begin at home, educators play a critical role in advancing this ability – both in terms of developing a competency around resilience but also by measuring the degree to which students are growing on this measure.
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In this third post in my series about comprehensive student assessment, I will tackle the second of the four quadrants of assessment (learning, relationships, resiliencies and behaviors).
While holistic assessment should always incorporate widely-used standardized testing, it has been my argument that it’s only one measure among several that should be used to really understand student readiness for the challenges of future education and life itself. Part and parcel of that readiness must include the ways in which students are able to leverage relationships with others to navigate life’s challenges. Which is why we must encourage the development of age-appropriate relationship skills at each stage of student development, and score progress on this measure along the way.
The challenges of a 21st Century economy require that we prepare a citizenry for a global economy in which relationships with co-workers, superiors, subordinates, a broader society, and, yes, families will be critical to success. Gone are the days when a person can simply clock in at a factory, find their place at an assembly line and perform rote tasks in isolation for days, and years, on end. While there are still great factory jobs available, they now require technical and team skills that earlier assembly lines did not. In fact, jobs in nearly every sector, including technology, services, healthcare – you name it – require people to have relationship skills in order to be successful.
So how can we inculcate relationship skills and measure growth in this area? And what role can technology play in enabling these twin imperatives?
First, it’s important that we are measuring relationship skills across five competencies:
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