High School Math Performance Tasks 3-Day Workshop
John Scammell from Alberta Assessment Consortium
This is a multi-day event.
Edmonton (ATA Barnett House)
11010 - 142 Street NW
Who should attend
Grades 10-12 Math Teachers
About this learning opportunity
Performance tasks are an engaging way to assess students in the revised curriculum. This cohort group will meet three times to learn the process for creating and using performance tasks. Through this collaborative process, you will:
- Learn how to create performance tasks that meet curricular objectives
- Learn how to create rubrics to assess specific criteria
- Learn how to scaffold performance tasks for struggling students, and enhance performance tasks for stronger students
- Learn how to create supports to performance tasks for all students
- Learn how to assess using a rubric
At the conclusion of the collaboration, you will have several performance tasks for use at a variety of levels of high school math. The total number will depend on the number of participants.
In the first two days, you will learn how to create tasks, including supports and rubrics. You will put these skills to use and begin writing tasks, which will be shared with the group. When we return together for the third day, it is expected that you will have tried one task in your classes, and we will look at student exemplars and grading using the rubric.
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.
About the facilitator(s)
John Scammell was a high school math teacher for 18 years in both rural Alberta and Edmonton. For the past three years, John has worked as a consultant, first for Edmonton Public Schools in support of the revised program of studies, and now for the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) in support of sound assessment practices. John is pleased to bring his background in high school mathematics to the AAC and help facilitate good assessment practices that embrace the philosophy of the revised program of studies.