Designing for Deeper Learning: How to Develop Performance Tasks - Stanford University

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This MOOC is designed for grade 6-12 teachers working in the core disciplines of mathematics, language arts, history/social studies, and science. We also welcome other educators and policymakers. Participants will work collaboratively with other educators in their discipline to accomplish course learning goals and assignments.

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GCSE Mathematics

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Given their emphasis on complex and sophisticated disciplinary skills and understandings, the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the C3 Framework for State Social Studies Standards require ways of assessing that go beyond routine multiple-choice tests. Whether students are learning to select, use, and explain evidence to support a claim or to analyze data to evaluate a hypothesis, tests that require that students only bubble in a scantron are inadequate to measure (or support) students' learning and growth. Performance assessments are more suited to this task. While performance assessments vary along multiple dimensions, including duration and focus, they all demand that students use and apply critical skills and knowledge to demonstrate understanding.

This seven week course, produced by Katie Wilczak and Daisy Martin, will focus on building educators' capacity to use and develop curriculum-embedded performance assessments that fit local contexts. Course activities include reviewing sample performance tasks and developing a performance task that is aligned with a specific curricular unit and performance outcomes. We will use a learning-centered approach where assessments are not only about measuring learning, but are also events for learning.

This MOOC is designed for grade 6-12 teachers working in the core disciplines of mathematics, language arts, history/social studies, and science. We also welcome other educators and policymakers. Participants will work collaboratively with other educators in their discipline to accomplish course learning goals and assignments.

The three main objectives of this course are for participants to:


    • Understand and identify features of high quality performance assessments;

    • Develop a grade-level, course-specific, practical, performance task that is aligned with (and embedded within) a curricular unit of study;


    • Contribute to building an online community of educators focused on using performance-based assessments to identify and develop students' abilities.

This seven-week course will include video presentations, required readings, homework activities, and peer review. For each of the first five sessions, students can expect to spend a total of 2-4 hours weekly watching videos, reading, completing assignments, and collaborating with peers. In the sixth and seventh week, students will do peer reviews of their colleagues' work and turn in their final assignments.

We encourage, and will support collaborative teams of educators in the course.…More »

This seven-week course will include video presentations, required readings, homework activities, and peer review. For each of the first five sessions, students can expect to spend a total of 2-4 hours weekly watching videos, reading, completing assignments, and collaborating with peers. In the sixth and seventh week, students will do peer reviews of their colleagues' work and turn in their final assignments.

We encourage, and will support collaborative teams of educators in the course. Students can join the class with an existing team, or will create and join teams once the class has started.

Upon successful completion of the required assignments, students will earn a "Statement of Accomplishment" from NovoEd.

A brief outline of course sessions is as follows:

Session 1. What are performance assessments and why should I use them? What are the key principles of performance assessment?

Session 2. What is the range of performance assessments? How do I start designing a performance assessment?

Session 3. What makes a high quality performance assessment?

Session 4. How will I assess students' work?

Session 5. How do I tailor and adapt a worthwhile performance task for my diverse students? What does the design process look like in action?

Session 6. What makes a high quality performance assessment?

Session 7. Submit final product: Performance Assessment Portfolio.

Zusätzliche Informationen

The Instructors Daisy Martin Director of History/Social Studies Learning at SCALE