PARCC and Smarter Balance will create the new Common Core assessments and they will be embedding more authentic performance tasks to connect the assessment to the “real-world”. We have resources to aid you in your endeavor of creating Authentic Performance Tasks.
We describe authentic learning as learning that encompasses projects and simulations to promote understanding through real-world contexts. In short, students learn by doing, role-playing, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically, (problem solving) as well as seeking insights to their inquiry and being creative in their endeavors.
• The Authentic Performance Task documents will help you to generate 21st Century tasks.
• 21st Century Themes, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), as well as, other content areas are embedded in the Authentic Performance Tasks (58 tasks).
• See our additional resources (rubrics and checklists) that can support you in creating Authentic Performance Tasks.
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