Standards implementation requires new thinking about assessment. One of they key questions when building curriculum based on the standards is “how will we know students have learned it?” The current standards require students engage in content, disciplinary literacy practices and inquiry. Educators have identified the need to create assessments where students can demonstrate competency in these areas. This workshop will introduce educators to strategies to build classroom performance assessment tasks in civics aligned to the standards where students get opportunities to demonstrate what they are learning. Educators will walk away resources, tools, templates and strategies to create their own classroom performance assessment tasks in civics. Explicit connections will be made to the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.
The workshop is based on The Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation Assessment Design Toolkit. It can be accessed via the following link: https://www.csai-online.org/spotlight/assessment-design-toolkit
Develop a common understanding of the key elements of performance assessments.
Review research best practices in performance assessment.
Learn how to create performance assessments based on Illinois Social Science Standards.
Work collaboratively to create performance assessment tasks in civics.
Identify resources to support development of performance assessment tasks in civics.