A performance task is a real-world scenario that requires students to apply learned skills and knowledge across content areas in a new or unfamiliar context. Because a performance task is an assessment, students must be given ample opportunity to learn the skills contained in the task before completing it. Students learn the skills or knowledge through daily activities and lessons, then instead of a paper-and-pencil test, students are given a performance task. The results from a performance task can then be used to identify students who need reteaching of specific standards. There are different ways to design a performance task, but our favorite is the GRASPS model.
This performance task is a SLICE. Not sure if you want a slice or a pie? Take a look at our two free examples (Summer Olympics Pie or Paleontologist Excavation Trip Slice) and then decide! Remember a slice is the GRASPS which includes the scoring rubric (and a work page when needed for completion of the task), and the pie includes the slice plus additional activities, optional centers, differentiation for enrichment and support, all materials needed, time line, related literature *when applicable*, and technology integration *when appropriate*. Not all pies will have related literature and technology integration.
2nd Grade Math Common Core Domain assessed through this task is:
Measurement & Data.
Specific standards are:
This task can easily be adapted for other grade levels.
Students will have the choice to be either an architect, landscape designer, or interior designer and create a new design for a chosen place in either Washington, D.C. or the White House, or a fashion designer and create new outfits for a special occasion for the First Family. Photos of 4 exemplars included.