Tool 5: Using Evidence of Learning Specifications to develop performance tasks

Part of the Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS Into Instruction and Classroom Assessment Curriculum Collection.

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The purpose of Tool 5 is to develop a performance task. Using the evidence of learning specifications from Tool 2 and considering the instructional sequence outlined in Tool 4, teachers begin to develop a summative assessment that completes the “evaluate” activity. They develop a three-dimensional assessment that incorporates crosscutting concepts that students learned in the sequence, the disciplinary core ideas, as well as the science and engineering practices. This three-dimensional performance task helps teachers evaluate what students have learned as a result of NGSS-aligned instruction.

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