MAC: Assessment Systems That Support 21st Century Learners

Modern students have developed unique abilities to learn that must be accounted for in our assessments. This informative course describes the higher order, complex thinking skills that today’s students need to be successful, as well as the implications those skills have on assessment, teaching, and learning. You will learn about Assessment Literacy Standards as a core concept and also learn about the conditions necessary for balanced assessment systems as well as the leadership actions and stakeholder involvement needed to support them.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify 21st century learning skills and describe their impact on assessment, teaching and learning practices
  • Describe the conditions necessary for balanced assessment to take place,
  • Employ specific, concrete actions leadership and other stakeholders can take to support quality, balanced assessment systems, and
  • Use video demonstrations to gain examples of what 21st century learners are and how to teach them.

SCECHs Granted

3

Who should take this course?

Administrator
Teacher

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

MAC

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.