Summit Public Schools Cognitive Skills Rubric

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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

The “American Identity” is a complex notion that is informed by various historical factors. Students examining their own personal history with this concept will shed light on how common themes in this nation’s history have affected how we perceive ourselves, those around us, and what it means to...

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Mathematics
Science
7
Middle (6-8)

Students will create the ultimate health smoothie, made of real foods, that has the right proportion of all the major nutrients needed to live a healthy life. Then, students will design and write the recipe others should follow to make the health smoothie.

Mock Trial

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

In this task students will experience real-world application of argumentative rhetoric. They will create written and oral argumentation working independently and collaboratively; finally, they will conduct a mock trial. 

Debate

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

In this task students will experience real-world application of argumentative rhetoric. They will create written and oral argumentation working independently and collaboratively; finally, they will conduct a debate. 

Bioremediation

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Complex Project
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Science
Biology
9, 10, 11
High (9-12)

In this task, students design an experiment using Fast Plants to test how well they remove copper and zinc toxins from the environment.

There are 3 parts: 1) preparation and participation in a Socratic Seminar on electronic waste (e waste), 2) designing and conducting a multi-week...

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English / Language Arts
9, 10
High (9-12)

In this task, students will learn how to read and annotate a poem to understand its message and the way that the poet is conveying that message. After practicing poetry analysis on a variety of poems as a class, students will explore several poems that describe the experiences and effects of war...

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English / Language Arts
10
High (9-12)

Students write a short story set in a dystopian future.

Sustainability

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Science
Environmental Science
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students will write or film a response discussing their relationship with the environment, how they view sustainability, and how their background and experiences brought them to those views. Students have the option (but are not required) to discuss these topics with a family member as part of...

Rubrics
Summit Public Schools, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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Interdisciplinary
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As Summit Public Schools has defined them, Cognitive Skills are practices necessary for college and career readiness, synthesized from major nationally accepted standards and revised and vetted in partnership with SCALE. The cognitive skills rubric dimensions are broad enough that they have a...

Complex Project
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Mathematics
9
High (9-12)

In this task, students will create at least 3 different types of infographics, as well as a final write-up describing various pieces of their infographics.

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English / Language Arts
6
Middle (6-8)

Students will write a 4-paragraph paper that explains how an ancient civilization used myths to answer a question that humans had in the ancient world and how modern day humans answer that same question. This will be followed by a Socratic Seminar about student findings.

Ecocolumn

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

For this project, students will first build and study a functioning, semi-closed ecosystem. They will model this ecosystem using diagrams. They will collect, organize, and interpret data about how the ecosystem changes over time. Lastly, they will develop a testable question, hypothesis, and...

Energy Models

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Science
Physics
11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students develop and communicate a conceptual visual model of the conservation of energy for their scientific community.

To achieve this, students will:

  • As a group, define what a model is and discuss its purpose.
  • Analyze the energy flow through a
  • ...

Electric House

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Victoria Pennings
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Science
Physics
9, 10
High (9-12)

In this task, students will design, build, and evaluate a model house that demonstrates their mastery of electric circuits.

Poetry Professor

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English / Language Arts
10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

Students give a persuasive lecture to peers on how a complex poem creates a unique, specific, and identifiable experience for the reader. 

Complex Project
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Mathematics
Calculus
11, 12
High (9-12)

In this project, students will use calculus to optimize a product or design. They will have to carefully characterize the variables and constraints of their system to form an equation to be optimized, and then take the derivative to find the maximum or minimum of that function. They must include...

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English / Language Arts
9
High (9-12)

Students complete a literary analysis paragraph that makes a claim about an author's moves or choices in a text. 

Complex Project
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Mathematics
Pre-Calculus
10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

In this task, students will investigate a periodic phenomenon in the world and propose a mathematical model that demonstrates the phenomenon. Upon completion of the project, students will submit a poster or a written report demonstrating the periodic phenomenon investigated. A 5-6 minute...

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Science
Biology
9, 10
High (9-12)

For this task students will play the role of a journalist researching and presenting a recent discovery in science. Students are asked to research current events in science and critique and challenge the evidence and arguments of the discovery in order to contribute to the body of scientific...

Cooling Project

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Hai Tran
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Mathematics
Algebra 2
9, 10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

This task uses a new product, Joulies, which claims to help keep hot drinks hot longer. Students will study the change in temperature of an object as it cools and model its temperature as a function of time and use their knowledge of Algebra 2 in order to build a mathematical model of a cooling...