Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks
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How can I practice Performance Tasks with my students?
+You can access sample Performance tasks by going to the Practice tests for SBAC.
Click sign in. (no login is necessary) Choose your grade level.
Then choose the Math Performance Task or ELA Performance Task
For the CLASSROOM ACTIVITY go to:
(the classroom activity is a short lesson on the CONTEXT of the task students will
participate in. The script is a guide. It is okay for ELL teachers to spend time
developing the context before students do it with their classroom teacher.)
+Another way to practice is the Interim Assessments.
Click Test Administrators
Click on Digital Library & Interim Assessments to find the Classroom Activity lesson plans.
Find you grade level and subject (Math or ELA)
Go back to click on Test Administration to begin the testing session for your students.
Scroll down….. until you find the grade level and subject you want.
-ICA SB MA G5 PT
(Interim Comprehensive Assessment--Smarter Balanced--Math--Grade 5--Performance Task)
- ICA SB ELA G6 PT
(Interim Comprehensive Assessment--Smarter Balanced--English Lang. Arts--Grade 6--Performance Task)
Write the session ID on the board for students to input on their student login in screen.
If the calculator or any formulas can be used, they will pop up at the top of the screen.
Practicing ahead of time to know what those look like will be very important to students.
+Another way to practice these types of problems is to find tasks on sites like:
NYC Tasks: Choose the grade level, math or ELA, then search.
If you have questions or need additional support, please ask your principal or contact an instructional coach.