Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Writing is playing a crucial role in the CCSS performance tasks that are heavily weighted on both the PARC and SmarterBalanced. Here is a report that looks at all sides of the issues...and gives thought for teachers to reflect on classroom practices. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Experts weigh in on Common Core performance tasks

Tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards include open-ended questions often referred to as performance tasks. This article examines the pros and cons of these questions and whether they are more effective than traditional multiple-choice formats. The Hechinger Report (5/20)Bookmark and Share

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