After watching the video What is 21st century education? (Links to an external site.), include the following reflections in your journal:

Part 1: Content/Course Reflection

  • Compare and contrast assessment in 21st century to assessment of the past. What has changed and why? What laws and reform movements have created the change?
  • Describe what important trends you see for the future of assessment in both the social and global context. Provide a rationale for why you feel these trends will be important.

Part 2: Program/Personal Reflection

Suggested Journal Length: One to three double-spaced pages (not including title and reference pages).

Integrative and Critical Thinking Expectations (demonstrated within the content of the journal):

  • Connections to Experience: Meaningfully synthesizes connections among experiences both within and outside of coursework to deepen understanding of fields of study and to broaden own points of view.
  • Reflection and Self-Assessment: Envisions a future self (and possibly makes plans that build on past experiences) that have occurred across multiple and diverse contexts.

Research and Resource Expectations:

  • Sources are not required for your journal assignments. However, if you need to cite information, you must cite in APA format and include a reference page.

Writing and Formatting Expectations:

  • Professional Reflective Voice: Journals may be written in a less formal, but still professional voice (avoids casual language). First person voice is encouraged.
  • Organization: Demonstrates logical progression of ideas.
  • Syntax and Mechanics: Writing displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • APA Formatting: Papers are formatted properly and all sources (if used) are cited and referenced in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).

Next Steps: Review and Submit the Assignment

Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric to ensure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion and submit in Waypoint for evaluation no later than Day 7.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal.

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