Sample Performance Tasks
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Math, K-5 and Science, K-8
Common Core Math
Download Task Samples, K-12
Students determine if the boys cut the same amount of their wooden boards.Instructional tasks include differentiated versions at 3 points of entry.
Ms. Harley Rides to School
Students determine how many miles a teacher rides her motorcycle to school and back home again and if the teacher stays within her gas budget.Summative assessments include student anchor papers and scoring rationales.
Math, Pre K
Students determine the number of cars going past Max's house.
Students are asked to select a recipe of their choice and increase it.
Water Testing: What Makes Water Good?
Students conduct tests and compare results of different water samples to determine what makes water “good.” Students collect and anaylze data to draw conclusions.
A Rock's History
Students are asked to collect and analyze a rock sample found during a class “Rock Hunt” on the school grounds.