eBook Designing and Using Performance Tasks: Enhancing Student Learning and Assessment, 1st Edition

  • Tracey K. Shiel
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  • ISBN-10: 1506343414
  • ISBN-13: 9781506343419
  • DDC: 371.26
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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With waves of high-stakes assessments rolling through the education waters, many educators feel tied to teaching to the test. But there is a bright side. With the increased attention on assessment outlined in The Every Student Succeeds Act comes a surge of interest in designing performance-based tasks—an important key in unlocking your students’ readiness for career and college. This book walks you step-by-step through the process of incorporating performance tasks as a tool to teach, monitor, and extend student learning. If you’re ready to engage your students in unique and innovative ways, grab a copy of this book to guide you and your students in applying their learning—and your teaching—to real-world situations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
About the Author.
1: The Lasting Power of Performance Tasks.
2: Building the Base: Begin with the End in Mind.
3: Building the Base: Learning Progressions.
4: Building the Base: Going SOLO.
5: Performance Task Attributes.
6: Scoring Guides, aka Rubrics.
7: Implementation Considerations.
Appendix 1 Unit Planning Template: Performance Task.
Appendix 2 Unit Planning Templates: Examples for Grades 3 and 11.
Appendix 3 Combined List: SOLO and NCEA Verbs.
Appendix 4 Unit Planning Template: Ideas for Products and Performances.
Appendix 5 Implementation Success Action Plan: Guidelines.
Appendix 6 Implementation Success Action Plan: Example.
Appendix 7 Implementation Success Action Plan: Vision Versus Reality.
Appendix 8 Implementation Success Action Plan: Template.