Gold Seal Lessons to Improve Instruction
This is a collection of 360 performance
tasks in math, science and English language arts for grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12. The
tasks are matched to the high-priority topics tested on states' assessments and
to the skills needed by all students for future success. Each lesson contains
a task, a scoring guide, and explicit links to standards and essential skills.
These tasks also feature a correlation to the International Center's Rigor/Relevance
Framework. This Framework uses the Knowledge Taxonomy, often referred to as Bloom's
Taxonomy, and the Application Model to measure the rigor and relevance of curriculum
objectives, test questions, and performance tasks.
Many of the tasks require
students to put their knowledge to use in new contexts, such as other disciplines
and real-world, unpredictable situation.
Teachers can use the Gold Seal Lessons
to guide instruction and as resources to develop or expand lesson plans, student
activities, and performance assessments.
To review sample Gold Seal Lessons,
visit the following website: Sample
Gold Seal Lessons
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