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.