We believe learning isn’t only a collection of facts and skills, rather there is great value in teaching students to problem solve and think critically. Following our Lifelong-Learner Competencies, we developed performance tasks to measure how prepared students were to be active and learning members of their community.
- 31 performance tasks were delivered to students
- Approximately 15,000 tasks were completed and scored
- Tasks covered language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, music and art
Our performance tasks were specifically designed to measure students’ performance against one, or more, of our Lifelong-Learner Competencies. In the 2014-2015 academic year nearly every student in the Division completed at least one performance task, with many grades assessing students on multiple tasks.
While the performance tasks span all subject areas, they are consistent in their focus on students demonstrating their mastery through performance, and often involve students evaluating their own work as a component of the process.
The performance tasks were scored by teachers, individually and in scoring teams, which provided them with a deeper understanding of how well students have learned. The process of scoring also helps teachers alter their curriculum and instruction to better prepare students for real-world problems.
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