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Using Performance Tasks to Target Student Support

This video features former teacher and current professional development provider Debbie Atwell discussing how performance tasks provide her more detailed evidence of student thinking and allow her to more effectively target her instruction to help students achieve learning objectives.

SOURCE: Understanding Proficiency

4th Grade Performance Task Case Study

This is one student’s responses to each question in the performance task and includes score justifications, analysis of student performance, and a discussion of next steps for this student.

SOURCE: Understanding Proficiency

4th Grade Math Performance Tasks Items 1-5

This set of scored student answers for Items 1-5 of the 4th grade math performance task provides examples of student work at each score point and offers scoring rationale for each sample response.

SOURCE: Understanding Proficiency

Smarter Balanced 4th Grade Math Performance Task

This document, produced by Smarter Balanced, provides a full grade 4 performance task and scoring information from the Smarter Balanced Practice Test. The guide includes all items in the task, content rationale, scoring rubrics and sample student responses.

SOURCE: Smarter Balanced

Student Work Samples for Consumer Sense Task

These samples of student work for the Consumer Sense Task’s item 5 were used by a coach as part of her formative assessment lesson. Teachers may find them useful as examples to help students develop understanding of what constitutes a good mathematical explanation.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Initial Sort of Student Work Samples Template

Before beginning formal scoring of a task, teachers often find it helpful to get a holistic sense of how students did by using a simple template such as this to sort papers into general categories of high, medium, and low success.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Identifying the Mathematics and Anticipating Issues

This planning template guides teachers as they plan to implement performance tasks with students—helping them consider prerequisite knowledge and potential areas of struggle, in terms of both content and practices.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy