Iowa - Content Standards: 21st Century Skills

Area: 
Other
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2007
Summary: 

Iowa has 21st century skills as a content area for their academic standards. 21st Century Skills include Civic Literacy, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, and Technology Literacy.21st Century Skills include Civic Literacy, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, and Technology Literacy.

Body: 

The Framework for 21st Century Learning stated, “We believe schools must move beyond a focus on basic competency in core subjects to promoting understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects” (2007). 21st century skills bridge the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of students from the core academic areas to real life application.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
04/27/2016