Many high schools are changing their student graduation standards to include portfolios which contain performance tasks and assessments. Some schools offer RIDE(Rhode Island Department of Education) CIM(Certificate of Initial Mastery) tasks to be given in the classroom that teachers can administer and students can use in their portfolio. These tasks give teachers a way of assessing students' problem solving and communication skills and provides classroom-tested, real-world problems for instruction. The rest of the assessments or tasks must be found or generated by the teacher. Here is a list of tasks/assessments at the high school level that teachers can use. I have organized the list by subject so that you can use these particular tasks during the topic you are teaching.

## Tasks and Assessments

Many high schools are changing their student graduation standards to include portfolios which contain performance tasks and assessments. Some schools offer RIDE(Rhode Island Department of Education) CIM(Certificate of Initial Mastery) tasks to be given in the classroom that teachers can administer and students can use in their portfolio. These tasks give teachers a way of assessing students' problem solving and communication skills and provides classroom-tested, real-world problems for instruction. The rest of the assessments or tasks must be found or generated by the teacher. Here is a list of tasks/assessments at the high school level that teachers can use. I have organized the list by subject so that you can use these particular tasks during the topic you are teaching.

GeometryAt The Beach - involves angles, lines, and right triangle ratios.

Who Must Be Canned – circumference, volume and area

Working for Scale! -Measurement and scales

Oops! Glass Top - Geometery, radius, tangents, perpendiculars

Stick in a Box.pdf - 2 & 3 dimensional geometric shapes

Math Meets Mulch - volume of prisms, cylinders, and cones

A Park Proposal - concepts of similarity and scales

Satellite.pdf – Triangle trigonometry and circles

Common Differences.pdf – mathematical reasoning using conjectures, theorems and proofs

Walter and Juanitas Water Trough.pdf - area, perimeter, and volume

Walking the Archimedean Walk.pdf – patterns, conjecture, and proof

Whitebeards Treasure.pdf – coordinate geometry

Rolling for the Big One.pdf- compound probability

Rock, Paper, Scissors.pdf – discrete graphs and simple probability

Regional Triangles.pdf – circles, angles and triangles

Neighborhood Park.pdf – scale factor, length, area, and volume

Algebra 1A Banner Idea- graphing linear lines, slopes of lines, parallel and perpendicular lines.

Never give a sucker an even break -Experimental probablility

The Career Conflict - Number sense & and percents

Subtraction of Integers.pdf - Integer subtraction

Track Meeting Schedule - combinations & permutations, central tendency

Functional Fundamentals.pdf- patterns in functional relationships

Talk is Cheap.pdf - graphing linear functions

Out of the swimming pool.pdf – variables and expressions, represent functions

Cycling Situations.pdf – linear equations and inequalities

Chapter 4 Quadratic Functions.pdf – foundation for quadratic functions

A Safe Load.pdf – estimation and approximation, degree of precision

Kings Deli.pdf – rational numbers

Autobahn.pdf – rational numbers, rates, and ratios

Counting Cubes.pdf – patterns, variables and expressions

Algebra 2Souvenirs and Chickens.pdf - systems of equations

Skyscraper Windows.pdf - sequences and series

Polygon Junction - systems of equations, parallel, perpendicular and slope

Season Pass.pdf- quadratic functions, systems of equations and inequalities

Painting on a Wall.pdf – systems of equations and inequalities

A Graduation Present.pdf – exponential and logarithmic functions

Saving Money, Making Money.pdf – exponential and logarithmic functions

Summer Business.pdf – algorithms and linear programming

Match That Function.pdf – various types of functions

Leos Painting.pdf – generate a quadratic inequality using algebra and geometry

Function Transformations.pdf – piecewise-defined functions

Equal Salaries for Equal Work.pdf - Correlation, regression, and trends of data

Bighorn Sheep.pdf – exponential functions

Building your own task/assessmentDeveloping Effective Performance Tasks

Other helpful siteshttp://toolkitforchange.org/toolkit/documents/245_105_use_performance_tasks.pdf

http://www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~elc/developingtasks.html

http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/using-performance-assessment-tasks

http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/perfasse.html

http://nrich.maths.org/6089

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech111.shtml

http://www.ncme.org/pubs/items/18.pdf

http://electronicportfolios.com/systems/paradigms.html

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