Stretch student thinking with performance-based tasks.
With the continual increase of high-stakes assessments also comes the surge of professional development on designing performance-based tasks. Providing step-by-step insights, this book shows you how to incorporate performance tasks as a tool to teach, monitor, and extend student learning. If you’re ready to stretch your students’ thinking, grab a copy of this how-to guide to help you:
- Make instructional decisions based on student performance of learning tasks
- Incorporate learning progressions as an integral part of planning performance tasks
- Close the “knowing–doing” gap by focusing on considerations for successful implementation
SAGE Publications; September 2016
- ISBN: 9781506343419
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Designing and Using Performance Tasks
- Author: Tracey K. (Kathleen) Shiel
In The Press
Teaching using performance tasks was, by far, was the most difficult type of teaching strategy for me to learn. When I began my teaching career, not many people were using this strategy, but I was fortunate to have a mentor who understood the process and was willing to teach me, two very rare occurrences in the teaching world. Thank heavens for Tracey Shiel, who has the ability to communicate the process so well and in such a manner that you enjoy reading about it at the same time – another rare event in education! I know from experience, students who learn using this strategy retain the information for longer periods of time giving teachers a stronger base upon which to build.