We’re very excited to announce that today we have beta launched interactive Performance Tasks! Save a tree and help develop your students’ digital literacy skills – interactive Performance Tasks are the same great Performance Tasks that you know and love, but they can now be assigned, completed and graded online.
Features for teachers include:
– Assign a Performance Task to a class or individual students
– Toggle between editions as well as teacher and student views
– See standards alignment for the task and individual questions
– View and grade student responses. Number pad question types are automatically graded.
Currently, more than 100 NextLesson mathematics Performance Tasks in 1,000+ editions are available in the beta interactive format. Throughout the beta, additional Performance Tasks will be added to the interactive platform (including ELA Performance Tasks) and new interactive response types will be introduced, including graphing, drag and drop, number lines and a toolbox of manipulatives. The web-based interactive Performance Tasks are compatible with desktops, laptops and tablets.
Performance Tasks prepare students for the rigorous demands of college and careers by engaging students in real world problem solving through topics they care about. These scaffolded tasks begin with basic skills practice, and build towards analyzing and comparing data, and applying those skills through cross-curricular extension projects. Each Performance Task also includes a glossary and job background based on the real world scenario of the task.
Each Performance Task is available in multiple versions, allowing students to complete the task using real data related to the topic they find most interesting. Currently about 475 Performance Tasks are available in 5,000+ editions, based on more than 3,000 student interests and 150 different careers to engage all learners.
Don’t have access to the technology to use the interactive Performance Tasks? Not a problem! We’ll always offer these tasks as paper downloads as well.