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.
For additional information and support, including the use of rubrics for assessment or to set up a visit to observe use of the performance-based tasks in a pilot school contact the Grapevine Team members listed below.
Each task comes with a Preliminary Planning Sheet containing the following:
Content Strands Addressed (aligned to NYS Performance Indicators)
Common Core State Standards Alignment
Underlying Mathematical Concepts embedded within the task
Problem Solving Strategies/Representations that the students may use
Possible Solutions for the task
Connections that students may make
For additional information or support regarding this work please contact the following:
Pilot schools: Barbara Lewis @ firstname.lastname@example.org
All other schools: Trish Appel Peterson @ email@example.com
Read the attachement below, The Process, Planning, Assessing for detailed information on teaching problem solving, generic questions, making connections between problem solving the CCSS, instruction and assessment, a sample 100-point grading plan, and samples of effective feedback to students.