ERIC Number: ED460405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Finding Relevant Information: Example Performance Package, Minnesota Profile of Learning.
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Developed by classroom teachers during the development phase of Minnesota's Graduation Standards, this performance package is made up of locally designed assignments that, taken together, show whether a student has learned and can apply the knowledge and skills in the language arts or social studies classroom related to accessing and using a variety of sources to answer a question or support a position. It begins with reference to the particular content standard addressed in the package, the educational level of the package (honors middle level), and a summary statement of the content standard. It then describes the tasks associated with the student performances: (1) develop a chart showing the relationship between a selected topic and a number of sources of information; and (2) create a set of note cards from three sources that contain sufficient information to answer the questions or support the position, and then make an oral presentation explaining the answers to the questions. It then offers specific statements from the standard regarding what students should know and should do, the products, task description, special notes, and feedback checklists for each task enumerated in the package. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Activities, Communication Skills, Information Skills, Information Sources, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Performance Based Assessment, Social Studies, Speech Communication, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266. Tel: 651-582-8002.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.