NEA Partners to Develop Standards for Measuring 21st Century Skills
Education collaborative strives to ensure global competitiveness for students
"NEA welcomes the opportunity to participate in this effort to provide manageable, high-quality standards for adoption by states to guide efforts to improve education," said NEA President
While applauding this collaborative effort to establish better quality academic standards, NEA is also committed to promoting standards for learning that support and provide resources for schools, teachers and students. International benchmarking against academic standards must be comprehensive and include accountability for child well-being, facilities and supplies. NEA remains an advocate of including other essential areas of schooling, such as civic responsibility, in education transformation efforts. NEA also believes it is critical that standards and the assessments associated with them also provide appropriate accommodations and modifications for both students with disabilities and English Language Learners.
In response to NEA's becoming a partner with this initiative, CCSSO Executive Director
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