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Performance Tasks and Rubrics for Early Elementary Mathematics: Meeting Rigorous Standards and Assessments / Edition 2

Performance Tasks and Rubrics for Early Elementary Mathematics: Meeting Rigorous Standards and Assessments / Edition 2

by Charlotte Danielson, Pia Hansen
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Performance tasks are highly effective tools to assist you in implementing rigorous standards. But how do you create, evaluate, and use such tools? In this bestselling book, educational experts Charlotte Danielson and Pia Hansen explain how to construct and apply performance tasks to gauge students’ deeper understanding of mathematical concepts at the early elementary level. You’ll learn how to:

  • Evaluate the quality of performance tasks, whether you’ve written them yourself or found them online;
  • Use performance tasks for instructional decision-making and to prepare students for summative assessments;
  • Create your own performance tasks, or adapt pre-made tasks to best suit students’ needs;
  • Design and use scoring rubrics to evaluate complex performance tasks;
  • Use your students’ results to communicate more effectively with parents.

This must-have second edition is fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards and assessments and includes a variety of new performance tasks and rubrics, along with samples of student work. Additionally, downloadable student handout versions of all the performance tasks are available as free eResources from our website (, so you can easily distribute them to your class.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138906891
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/18/2016
Series: Math Performance Tasks Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Danielson is an educational consultant now based in San Francisco, California. She has taught at all levels from kindergarten through college, and has worked as an administrator, a curriculum director, and a staff developer.

Pia Hansen has been a classroom teacher for twenty-seven years, and is currently the director of Professional Development for the Math Learning Center.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Why Performance Assessment?

3. Making an Evaluation Plan

4. Evaluating Complex Performance

5. Creating a Performance Task

6. Creating a Rubric

7. Adapting Existing Performance Tasks and Rubrics

8. Mathematics Performance Tasks

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