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Performance Tasks, an Overview (samples linked)

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has produced a video tutorial describing Performance Tasks. A Performance Task “measures capabilities such as depth of understanding, research skills, and/or complex analysis with relevant evidence.” There will be one Performance Task per content area … Continue reading

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Wagner’s 21st Century Learning Skills and the CCSS

Teach Indy has helpfully posted a professional development video that overviews the Common Core State Standards, the instructional shifts, and several PARCC performance tasks here. In addition to the aforementioned, the presenters in the video make explicit connections between Tony … Continue reading

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Accessing Sample Assessment Items

Green Bay Area Public School District Assessment Coordinator, Stephen Miller, has posted a Youtube video describing how educators can access sample SBAC assessment items. If you are having any difficulty navigating the Smarter Balanced website, Miller’s brief three minute and … Continue reading

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Session 5 of Leading the Core

Administrators gathered for the 5th session of Leading the Core. The night focused on assessment and participants reviewed the timelines for PARCC and SBAC, watched video of Michael Cohen and Joe Willhoft, worked through SBAC assessment items and performance tasks, … Continue reading

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Sample Items and Performance Tasks, Released

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has posted sample items and performance tasks matched to the “rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy” standards in Common Core. Likewise, the sample items can be used by educators “to begin planning … Continue reading

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