Date of Award

Spring 5-2013

Document Type


Primary Advisor

Dr. Martin Ratcliffe, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Dr. Janet Deck, Ed.D.


Montessori education remains isolated from most educational research. Montessori classroom assessment has failed to embrace most educational research because of philosophical differences about assessment practices. Specifically, 21st Century Skills may be the future of American education and a possible correlation with Montessori on philosophical values exists. A framework for Montessori classroom assessment that references 21st Century Skills and educational research needs to be created so that Montessori educators can understand what components of traditional/21st Century Skills classroom assessment are already implemented within a Montessori classroom.