MY STUDENTS TOOK THE PILOT TEST FOR SMARTER BALANCED AND SAID THIS REALLY HELPED THEM BE PREPARED FOR THE TEST!
This is a investigation into one of Iowa's oldest unsolved crime. Over 100 years ago, a family and two neighbor children were murdered in their home. There are many accounts of what happened, but no one was brought to justice. This performance task has students analyzing primary source documents from long ago, as well as today to determine who they think committed the crime. This performance task meets most of the Reading Informational Text Common Core Standards.
This performance task looks similar to what students will be asked to do on the Smarter Balanced Assessments.