Designing Assessments for College and Career Readiness: Performance Tasks

How can educators assess students’ college and career readiness, particularly the deep content knowledge and complex skills required with new standards? Performance tasks are one way to assess students’ college and career readiness because they require students to produce authentic work that demonstrates their mastery of specific skills and content. This video from the CCRS Center and in cooperation with the Center on Standards and Assessment and Implementation, explores how educators can design and score performance tasks and connects performance tasks with other education initiatives, including competency-based education, deeper learning, and employability skills. 

 

 

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Edutopia. (2015). How should we measure student learning? 5 keys to comprehensive assessments. San Francisco, CA: Author. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/comprehensive-assessment-introduction

Surr, W., & Rasmussen, J. (2015) Partners in crafting competency-base pathways to college and career readiness. Washington, DC: Great Lakes & Midwest Regional Deeper Learning Initiative at American Institutes for Research. Retrieved from http://deeperlearning-cc.org/sites/default/files/15-3587%20GLM%20RDLI%20CBE%20Brief_091815_Surr%20and%20Rasmussen_REV.pdf

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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (2013). Deeper learning competencies. Menlo Park, CA: Author. Retrieved from http://www.hewlett.org/uploads/documents/Deeper_Learning_Defined__April_2013.pdf

 

 

Keywords
Assessments
Competency-Based Education
Deeper Learning
Personalized Learning