The QPA Framework (below) will serve as a guide as participants learn about performance assessment design, validation, and implementation.
In the next phase of the project, MCIEA will form cross-district working groups to co-design performance assessment tasks that can be embedded in local curriculum.
Attaining this vision necessitates building the capacity of all consortium teachers to design, validate, and implement high-quality performance assessment tasks in the classroom and reliably score resulting student work.
Through a strand of work facilitated by the Center for Collaborative Education and its Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) program, MCIEA educators will participate in professional learning in the creation of curriculum-embedded performance assessment tasks.
“With clarity about the intended performances and results, teachers will have a set of criteria for ordering content, reducing aimless `coverage,' and adjusting instruction en route; and students will be able to grasp their priorities from day one.” To develop meaningful performance assessment tasks that will reveal the learning that teachers hope to see, educators need to take an assessment perspective from the beginning, Wiggins believes.
“If you think like an assessor, you're thinking, `Given what I want them to learn, what counts as evidence that they understand that? “That's a very different question than, `What is a good activity?
Firstly, the related literature was reviewed and then an eight-question test including drawings was prepared.Incomplete knowledge about this topic at a basic level leads to physics students having problems in the future.As long as prospective physics teachers have difficulties in the subject, it is inevitable that high school students will have the same difficulties.These tasks are grade-level formative performance assessment tasks with accompanying scoring rubrics and discussion of student work samples.They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.And despite the availability of off-the-shelf assessment tools, many districts and schools—including Larkins'—are creating their own performance assessment tasks.Creating effective assessment tasks requires thinking through curriculum content to establish learning outcomes, then designing performance activities that will allow students to demonstrate their achievement of those outcomes, and specifying criteria by which they will be evaluated, experts say.MCIEA's vision of quality schools allows all students to demonstrate what they know and can do through real-world application, preparing graduates for college, career, and beyond.Teacher-generated, curriculum-embedded performance assessments are a foundation for creating a richer means of assessing student achievement and serve as the primary student learning measure in MCIEA's school quality framework.Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.Student Outcomes Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.You may download and use these tasks for professional development purposes without modifying the tasks.The tasks for grades 3 through High School were developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) of the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education, University of Nottingham, England.MCIEA believes that engaging teachers and administrators in multi-faceted professional learning in the creation of high-quality performance assessments will lead to strengthened curriculum and instruction, as well as more robust means of assessing student learning with an increasingly diverse student body.