Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Smarter Balanced Practice Task

Last week, we had the opportunity to take a practice performance task for the Smarter Balanced assessment that we will be taking this spring. This was a guided practice experience. The full practice task can be found at here.

 The Smarter Balanced performance task allowed students to use two sources of information and collaborate to write a museum article about animal defenses. They took notes after viewing/ reading each source.

Source #1: animal defenses video

Source #2: Animal Roll Ups article

Using knowledge from these two sources, students answered questions. Here is an example of one response they constructed.

After answering questions, students created a museum display article. This article was guided by me, but almost fully constructed by the students.

They did an excellent job!

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