September 15, 2011 15:29 ET's 21st Century Skills Assessment Gives Teachers More Efficient Path to Effective Action

The 21st Century Skills Assessment From Identifies Knowledge Gaps and Now Recommends Curriculum From EasyTech to Accelerate Learning and Prepare Students With Essential 21st Century Skills

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - New capabilities from now enable teachers to pinpoint exactly what to teach to help students master 21st century skills. has added functionality to the 21st Century Skills Assessment taken nationally by more than half a million students. The Web-based assessment now prescribes lessons and activities from the award-winning EasyTech digital literacy curriculum. The new functionality helps teachers quickly individualize learning and accelerate student progress. Teachers can identify knowledge gaps, save time addressing them and give students exactly what they need to make progress toward state and ISTE NETS-S standards.

EasyTech is a self-paced, interactive K-8 technology literacy curriculum that teaches students critical technology skills and higher order thinking in the context of core curriculum and real world challenges. The 21st Century Skills Assessment provides valid data on K-8 students' skills in creativity, innovation, information fluency, critical thinking, decision making and digital citizenship. Together they simplify for teachers how to support students toward mastery of digital literacy skills that are invaluable in today's globally competitive landscape. delivers both solutions through a free digital learning environment that provides a teacher-friendly platform to streamline classroom management, including individualizing instruction, tracking student progress and moving from assessment data to efficiently assigning lessons.

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Founded in 1999, helps improve the instructional relationship between K-12 teachers and their students through our curriculum solutions and assessments, delivered in our digital learning environment. We save teachers time -- so they can focus on their students. And we support districts to leverage their resources and expertise to improve student learning outcomes. Learn more about our award-winning curriculum solutions in STEM, math, science and technology, and our full suite of assessments for 21st century skills and tech literacy. For more information, visit, and follow us at and

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