Performance & Formative Assessment

Building Your Local Assessment System

Develop or Analyze Performance Tasks and Rubrics Using Hess' PLC Tools

  • PLC Tool #9 Interactive Tool 9 Basic Task Validation Protocol: This interactive PDF can be used to develop assessments and/or analyze performance tasks. Page 3 includes questions for UDL and "fairness."

  1. What skills, concepts, and reasoning you expect to elicit with this assessment;

  2. What students might not get quite right; and

  3. What you can do next.

 

 

  • PLC Tool #12 Student Work Analysis:  Analyzing and Acting on Evidence: This interactive PDF tool can be used to analyze results from performance tasks in order to (a) refine the assessment or scoring rubrics; (b) plan next steps for instruction; and/or (c) better understand the progression of learning across multiple assessments. Also available is a two-hour video workshop with guided practice. (NOTE: This was originally Hess Tool #11)

Assessment Papers and Presentations

Graphic - A Range of Performance Assessment (Hess, Colby, & Joseph, 2020)

 

Using a Research‐Based Learning Progression Schema in the Design of Performance‐Based Assessment Tasks and Interpretation of Student Progress 

Selected slides from January 2014 NH-CCE Webinar: Karin provides coaching tips and feedback on development of performance assessment tasks to NH educators. Download the slides.

 

Why Should Cognitive Learning Models Be Used as the Foundation for Designing Next Generation Assessment Systems?

 

Performance Assessment Examples

We Teach NYC: The NYC Schools Dept of Education has posted annotated task examples (K-12), go to https://www.weteachnyc.org/

  • Grade 1 performance task: Informational Writing, “My report about…” Sample performance task in writing designed by Karin Hess and piloted in NYC schools. Each task includes teaching suggestions, task prompt, scoring rubric, and annotated student works samples. Download sample gr 1 writing task

  • Grade 3 performance task: Opinion Writing, “Investigating Sharks” Sample performance task in writing designed by Karin Hess and piloted in NYC schools. Each task includes teaching suggestions, task prompt, scoring rubric, and annotated student works samples. Download sample gr 3 writing task.

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