A performance task is a real-world scenario that requires students to apply learned skills and knowledge across content areas in a new or unfamiliar context. Because a performance task is an assessment, students must be given ample opportunity to learn the skills contained in the task before completing it. Students learn the skills or knowledge through daily activities and lessons, then instead of a paper-and-pencil test, students are given a performance task. The results from a performance task can then be used to identify students who need reteaching of specific standards. There are different ways to design a performance task, but my favorite is the GRASPS model.
This performance task requires students to use addition & subtraction within 1,000 AND create/interpret scaled bar graphs to run a concessions stand.
I have 16 years of educational experience. I am currently a middle school social studies teacher and am loving it! I have taught grades K-6 either as a homeroom teacher, Title I/EIP teacher, Extended Day teacher, and instructional coach. My goal is to create interactive lessons and units that bring social studies alive for my students and help them make personal connections to the content.