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EdSteps, currently under development, will give teachers, parents, and students a Web-based tool to compare their student work to that of other students.

The centerpiece of the EdSteps Web site will be a large, public library of student work samples in key skill areas that are not typically assessed. For each skill area, student work will be presented in a continuum - a gradual progression - from emerging to accomplished learners.

EdSteps is funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create continuums of student work in multiple skill areas. The first five skills EdSteps will concentrate on are:

  • Writing
  • Global Competence
  • Analyzing Information
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving