Day 113: Science Practice Performance Task

Almost all my students were out today taking a practice performance task for science SBAC. I proctored it as well. Here is a quick rundown of the task:

  • Students spent half the time reading through articles and analyzing their credibility.
  • They then used those articles to create an argument in favor or against a given prompt.
  • The second half of the task is students writing their argumentative paper, using notes to support their stance.

All of this was on computers in word. Students did a great job of navigating between articles and their documents, focusing on important information and looking at urls/sources for credibility.

Lots of Englishey-Sciencey cross-curriculum going on, which was fun to see.

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