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Task Templates and Design Process
Innovation Lab Network Performance Assessment Project
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This task template, developed collaboratively by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), and the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE), is used by a large number of tasks in the Performance Assessment Resource Bank....

Task Templates and Design Process
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This template for a performance assessment leads the user through the process of creating a complete curriculum-embedded performance task.

Task Templates and Design Process
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This visual provides an overview of the performance task design process.

Performance Assessment & 21st Century Learning
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Ruth Chung Wei
Raymond L. Pecheone
Katherine L. Wilczak
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This paper argues that halting testing won't fix flawed assessment and accountability systems.  Instead, the authors advocate improving the system of assessments to improve what is taught in school.  After outlining performance assessments, the paper outlines political and policy recommenations...

Gulf of Tonkin

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Curriculum Embedded Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Daisy Martin
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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students will write an essay that uses evidence from primary sources and their own background knowledge to make an argument and answer the following prompt:

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident was the reason the U.S. fought the War in Vietnam. Do you agree with this explanation of the cause...

Assessment Infrastructure & Costs
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Ruth Chung Wei
Raymond L. Pecheone
Katie Wilczak
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This paper offers a retrospective research study of performance assessment initiatives beginning in the 1990s up to today.  The study addresses three specific questions: 

• What were the conditions that helped sustain some of the programs? 

• What were the challenges that led to...

State Accountability
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Ruth Chung Wei
Susan E. Schultz
Raymond L. Pecheone
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With the goal of re-envisioning the state’s assessment and accountability system to support improvements in the rigor and quality of curriculum and instruction, to help students prepare for college, and to signal college readiness and careers, Ohio developed an assessment and standardized ...

About Performance Assessment
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This resource outlines the critical abilities from the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  The list describes the following categories: Research; Analysis of Information; Experimentation and Evaluation; Communication in Many Forms; Use of Technology; Interpersonal...

About Performance Assessment
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This resource provides a outline comparing types of instructional methods with a range of response options.

About Performance Assessment
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This resource compares task complexity with depth of learning in pictoral form.

Learning from Student Work
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This protocol provides a structured process and a set of analytic questions to guide a collaborative discussion centered around student work. It is best used for collaborative learning among teams of educators.

Planning Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Common Assignment Study, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This resource outlines elements of unit quality as well as guiding questions to promote collaborative analysis of student work.

Quality of Performance Tasks
Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
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For the Literacy Design Collaborative, national jurying is a process for identifying LDC modules that include teaching tasks and instructional ladders that warrant being shared across the community of practice, both at the Good-to-Go level and at the even higher and even more impressive...

Quality of Performance Tasks
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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These criteria aim to communicate design principles for the creation of quality performance assessments. 

Performance assessments offer a departure from traditional assessment frameworks. In performance assessments, students develop and demonstrate mastery of standard-aligned content and...

Quality of Performance Tasks
Common Assignment Study, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This document, created for the Common Assignment Study project by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), lists and explains the criteria of a quality LDC task, including task clarity and coherence, content, texts, and the writing product.

Learning from Student Work
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), WestEd
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Understanding Language/Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (UL/SCALE), in partnership with WestEd, invite you to explore a new resource designed to support educators in learning from student work on performance tasks. Understanding Proficiency (understandingproficiency....

Scoring Performance Tasks
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This document, created by SCALE for Summit Public Schools, will 

  • define “anchor papers;” 
  • distinguish between selecting work for calibration and selecting work to serve as anchors; 
  • describe considerations and criteria for selecting anchor papers; 
  • outline
  • ...
Scoring Performance Tasks
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This document provides a glossary of terms related to scoring and rubrics: anchor papers, benchmark papers, rubric dimensions, analytic rubric, holistic rubric, etc.

 

Scoring Performance Tasks
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This tool describes 9 principles to guide the process of teacher scoring of student work products.