PARCC Task Prototypes and New Sample Items for ELA/literacy New! Try out sample test questions in their intended environment. The primary purpose of sharing samples of PARCC items is to provide information about the assessment system and support educators as they transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the PARCC tests. The samples presented here are designed to shine a light on important elements of the CCSS and to show how critical content in the standards may appear in PARCC’s next-generation, technology-based assessments. Samples can be found by clicking on each grade level on the left menu. There are two types of samples found on these pages: Task Prototypes, which were released in August 2012; and, Sample Items, which were released beginning on August 19, 2013.
Writing!:The Writing Rubric Katie, on the other hand, dislikes writing. She does not believe that she is a good writer, and she never knows what to say when prompted to write, even when the teacher assigns a topic. She does not view rubrics as helpful tools, and she promptly loses them when Mrs. Smith hands them out. When given a writing assignment, Katie quickly writes down a few ideas without devoting much time to planning or thinking about how her composition sounds.
Math and the Movies Main Page Movie Clips in the Mathematics Classroom Many of the students in today’s secondary (and college) classrooms grew up watching attention-grabbing, action-packed educational programs. These students now spend more hours in front of a video screen than they do reading books. No wonder students may find traditional mathematics education to be dull and boring. So, what can mathematics educators do to compete in this exciting and captivating world of technology? Performance-Based Assessments in Mathematics - The Grapevine Network Ten schools in our Network were involved in the Elementary School Performance-Based Assessment Pilot in Mathematics during the 2010-2011 school year with the Center for Assessment and Exemplars, Inc. Participants constructed resources centered on performance assessments and tasks aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics during this year-long pilot. Below you will find both general and grade-specific resources which can be used by all, regardless of whether you participated in the pilot. If your school is new to this work and you would like to try the tasks out with your students please read the Introduction to Standards-Based Assessment and Instruction, attached below. After reading this introduction you will be able to try out the tasks which are located in the folders below, by grade. The tasks were carefully selected and are aligned to the Everyday Mathematics units.
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Formative Assessment Lessons (beta) Read more about the purpose of the MAP Classroom Challenges… Mathematical goals This lesson unit is intended to help students to: Add and subtract directed numbers (positive, negative and zero) with understanding.Address common misconceptions about the addition and subtraction of directed numbers.Explain their reasoning using diagrams.
NOYCE FOUNDATION: Math - Resources Most of the coaching and performance assessment materials listed here are available in a more user-friendly format on the Inside Mathematics website. We encourage you to visit the tools on Inside Mathematics and contact us if you have any questions. Pedagogical Content Coaching The End of "Pick C" Meet the Next Generation Assessments Does the label "Next Generation Assessments" bring to mind a new Star Trek movie, where educators on board the USS PARCC boldly go where no teacher has gone before? It certainly seems as if there are as many acronyms tied to the Next Generation Assessments as there are in the NASA space program...EBSRs, TECRs, PCRs....it can be overwhelming to begin to think about it all. We ARE boldly going forward. As you begin to really look deeply at the prototype assessments in ELA and Math, you begin to see just how exciting the changes really are....and how the use of Evidence Centered Design (think Universal Design) is being used to create assessments that are authentic, engaging and really connected to what it is the kids are supposed to "know" and "do" in each grade level. Wow, think about it, a state test that measures mastery on all the standards - not having to guess at which standards might be "tested".