The NCSS Social Studies Performance-Based Assessment Clearinghouse has been created to provide:
Many teachers have created their own performance assessments that could be included in this archive. For instance, my students were recently asked to take notes on a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. Then, they were asked to use their textbook to corroborate or match the historical details from the video biography and provide a page number as a citation.
The chart illustrates that advanced students were able to corroborate 12-20 facts in one 53-minute class period, while lower-achieving students could only match 1 to 5 historical details from the textbook to the film in the same time frame. This population of 9th and 10th grade World History students (N=30) had an average performance of 7.87 historical matches. This activity gives students a purpose for taking notes and immediate feedback on the usefulness of their note-taking techniques. The image below shows how students matched video content to the historical details in their textbook. How do you teach students to corroborate facts using multiple sources?
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I am kind of wondering where did I first read about that performance based assessment you have mentioned above because I am so sure that this is the first that I have read something about this as well. Anyway, please know that I find this article both interesting and informative. This will help all of the people who are directly involved with this become more enlightened. I must say that social studies are indeed fun and interesting to learn. I will definitely try my best to become more knowledgeable with the said study to make sure that I will be able to understand your upcoming posts.
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