Curriculum and Assessment
Ensuring strong standards and assessments
Curriculum standards must be adapted to ensure students learn the critical skills and knowledge to succeed in the global economy. Establishing strong curriculum standards goes hand-in-hand with ensuring education systems have robust and balanced assessment approaches that measure students’ knowledge and skills in each content domain, and track improvements to ensure students meet national, international and regional curriculum standards. Information Communications Technologies support curriculum standards by enabling eLearning environments with rich digital media and powerful tools.
Working Together to Improve Curriculum and Assessment
Intel invests in assessment through its Intel® Teach professional development courses and free K–12 resources, as well as working with government and industry.
Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft (CIMs) are co-sponsoring a research initiative aimed at transforming the way student achievement is measured. The initiative has five working groups with more than 60 leading scholars focused on how to define, measure, and teach the skills that are needed to compete in today's global knowledge economy.
International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has defined a set of standards that include technology operations and concepts. They position technology skills in the context of school subjects and a broader set of skills, including creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, research and information fluency, critical thinking, digital citizenship, and technology operations and concepts. These standards have been adopted by a number of countries and the United States. ISTE has developed a set of standards called National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).
London Grid for Learning Trust
The London Grid for Learning Trust (LGfL) was established to deliver government policy by creating a robust, reliable, and safe broadband learning network for London’s 1.2 million students. LGfL provides a virtual learning environment, together with digital content solutions from leading publishers and not-for-profit organizations supporting the national curriculum. In the LGfL, London teachers produce innovative user-generated learning content for use throughout the network, and lively teacher and school communities share knowledge and learning experiences.
skoool™ technology is an Intel curriculum content program supporting mathematics and science in 30 countries with over 5 million users annually. Through collaborations with education ministries, agencies, and expert teachers around the world, skoool technology delivers relevant, localized, and curriculum-aligned content to students worldwide.
UNESCO ICT–Competency Standards for Teachers Project
This project connects education reform to economic growth and social development that can improve the quality of education, reduce poverty and inequity, advance the standards of living, and prepare a country's citizens for the challenges of the 21st century.
Partnership for 21st Century Framework
Partnership for 21st Century Framework provides tools and resources to integrate reading, writing, and arithmetic with critical thinking and problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. Intel helped define this framework and uses it to promote 21st century skills worldwide.
“Common Core Standards” Initiative
“Common Core Standards” Initiative is an engagement led by U.S. governors, chief state school officers, and business leaders to ensure all students receive college- and career-ready education. It provides rigorous internationally benchmarked K–12 standards and graduation requirements to improve assessments and strengthen accountability. Intel co-chairs the Achieve Board and provides funding through Intel Foundation.