ERIC Number: ED421540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
A Collection of Performance Tasks and Rubrics. Upper Elementary School Mathematics.
This book is a guide to the development and use of performance tasks and rubrics in the upper elementary school mathematics classroom. It contains a rationale for, and a discussion of strengths and limitations of, performance tasks to assess student achievement and progress in mathematics. A field-tested process is offered for developing performance tasks and rubrics. Chapter 1, "Introduction," provides an introduction to performance assessment and how it differs from traditional testing. Chapter 2, "Why Performance Assessment," presents the rationale for performance assessment and compares its strengths and weaknesses to those of traditional testing. In Chapter 3, "Making an Evaluation Plan," there are suggestions for making an evaluation plan and linking that plan to the overall approach to curriculum development. Chapter 4, "Evaluating Complex Performance," contains an overview of evaluating complex performance and includes a description of evaluating nonschool, yet complex, performance that can be used in a workshop setting to introduce educators to performance assessment. Chapters 5 and 6, "Creating a Performance Task" and "Creating a Rubric," offer the step-by-step procedure for creating a performance task and a rubric for classroom use, and Chapter 7, "Adapting Existing Performance Tasks and Rubrics," suggests techniques for adapting an existing performance task to the specific classroom. Chapter 8, "Upper Elementary School Mathematics Performance Tasks," offers performance tasks for the major topics in upper elementary school mathematics. An appendix contains handouts to be distributed to students for each of the 24 tasks. (Contains nine figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Methods, Intermediate Grades, Mathematics Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Scoring, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Use
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For collections for middle school and high school, see TM 028 867-868.