College and Career Ready Task Bank Rubric

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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students write a 3-page paper analyzing the constitutional issues that divided Jefferson, Hamilton, and their followers during the Washington administration. Then they examine their personal and political philosophy and determine if they would be “Jeffersonians” or “Hamiltonians” in today’s...

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History / Social Studies
U.S. Government
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students write a 5 to 6 page paper analyzing the challenges of balancing power between the national and state governments inherent in federalism. Using the current issue of medical marijuana, students are asked to consider the distribution of power in the Constitution and relevant Supreme Court...

Who Should We Ask?

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History / Social Studies
U.S. Government
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students first select and research a policy issue, then a corresponding interest group. Students write a 5 to 6 page proposal to their chosen interest group, suggesting which branch of government the interest group should attempt to influence and explaining why they believe that branch is the...

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Interdisciplinary
11, 12

This common anlaytic rubric evaluates skills that cut across disciplines, with a focus on college and career readiness. Dimensions include research & investigation, ideas & content, reading & analysis, communication, organization, accuracy, and experimental design.

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Science
Chemistry
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students explore the subject of antioxidants and their benefits to humans. Students research the reaction between antioxidants and free radicals and must decide how this reaction is related to basic chemical bonding. Students summarize their research in a 2-page paper.

Effects of War

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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students select a topic about the impact of war on combatants or another group affected by war.

Students conduct independent historical research on their chosen topic in addition to selecting and reading two to three poems centered on the British experience in World War I.

Students...

Soapy Enzymes

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Science
Biology
11, 12
High (9-12)

This task provides students with an opportunity to perform guided scientific inquiry.

Students will work with a partner or group to design and conduct an experiment to determine if a detergent containing enzymes is more effective than a detergent that does not contain enzymes in removing...

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Science
Human Anatomy & Physiology
11, 12
High (9-12)

Assuming the role of a potential personal trainer, students write a research paper describing the various aspects of a typical skeletal muscle fiber (cell). In the paper, students include information on the basic anatomy of a muscle fiber, the sliding filament theory, and the roles of both ATP...

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Science
Physics
11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students imagine that they are joining an expedition to explore one of the Egyptian pyramids. As the physicists in the group, they have been tasked with the job of getting a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit up the side of a pyramid.

After choosing a pyramid to explore,...

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Science
Chemistry
10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students observe, compare, and explain the continuous spectrum produced by incandescent lights and the line spectrum produced by fluorescent lights.

They also use a simple diffraction grating slide to record the wavelengths of the hydrogen emission lines in the visible...

Water Works

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Science
Biology
11, 12
High (9-12)

This task demonstrates the importance of osmotic balance for cells to function properly, and what the consequences are when that balance is not met.

This task fits into the curriculum of basic cell biology. Students should engage in some initial discussion of diffusion and osmosis, and...

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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

This task introduces students to creating a complex argument about a real-life issue that affects everyone: taxes.

Students focus on a specific part of a large task, research information on a topic about which they may not have already formed an opinion, and make an argument for action (...

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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

For this task, students write an essay comparing a poem to the lyrics of a song. The two texts should share a common theme.

Students will write a 3-4 page paper arguing whether the similar use of figurative language, rhythm, sound effects, and other poetic techniques in song lyrics prove...

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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students read the novel Wuthering Heights and analyze the major cultural issues that arise in the novel, including questions of race, class, and gender.

Additionally, students may want to compare the elements of the romance between the couples (Catherine and Heathcliff, Catherine...