Responsiveness Index for the Development of the 21st Century Abilities and Competencies


There is no competency activity index currently available that can objectively assess the skills and competencies of students. The main objective of this study was to develop a responsiveness index to assess the development of the 21st Century abilities and competencies in the Philippine school systems in the teaching of the 21st Century skills. Specifically, it intends to:  identify the major dimensions of the responsiveness index and its key indicators; determine the optimal weight for each dimension and key indicators; determine the variables and its influence to the major dimensions, and validate the responsiveness index derived from a pilot sample.It was conducted in the Province of Bukidnon and its neighboring provinces of Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Davao City and Lanao del Sur last School Year 2014-2015. The Delphi approach and other statistical tools were utilized to gather and analyze the data. Findings showed the four major dimensions of the 21st Century skills as ways of thinking, ways of working, tools for working and skills for living with respective key indicators. Optimal weights were also determined per dimensions and its respective key indicators. It was also found out that variables like age, gender, educational attainment, employment status and employment agency influence the four dimensions. The responsiveness index was validated by one thousand respondents coming from different parts of the educational sector, both public and private as well as different stakeholders and different professions using a systematic random sampling.     The developed responsiveness index is an easy, valid, and responsive to assess 21st     -century abilities and competencies and can be useful to teachers, school leaders, and educational policy makers in the teaching and development of 21st Century abilities and competencies. 


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