Discuss the role of performance tasks in curricular deliberation and design.
Be sure to include:
How is a performance task different from daily class activities and homework assignments?
How do the performance tasks demonstrate the student’s understanding of essential questions and enduring understandings so that we can reach curriculum goals?
How are the performance tasks and final assessments different?
Suggested length: 2-3 pages
What is a performance task?
Performance tasks are extended activities that measure a student’s ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple standards- a key component of college and career readiness. Performance tasks will be used to measure capacities better such as depth of understanding, research skills, and complex analysis, which cannot be adequately assessed with selected – or constructed-response items. Some performance tasks can be scored automatically; many will be hand-scored by professionally trained readers.