Stretch student thinking with performance-based tasks.
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.
Designing and Using Performance Tasks: Enhancing Student Learning and Assessment walks you step-by-step through the process of incorporating performance tasks as a tool to teach, monitor, and extend student learning. This book will help you
- Make instructional decisions based on student performance of learning tasks
- Learn all about the different kinds of performance tasks and the benefits of each
- Incorporate learning progressions as an integral part of planning performance tasks
- Close the “knowing–doing” gap by focusing on considerations for successful implementation
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.
Pamela L. Opel, Teacher
Gulfport School District