Definition: Learning experiences where students are asked to make meaning of terms, concepts, ideas, procedures, or processes.

What Makes Quality Tasks?

Guiding Questions for Developing Tasks:

  1. What learning tasks would tell me how learners are progressing related to the Learning Intention(s), Success Criteria, and standards?
  2. What tasks would offer choice and a personalized learning experience for students?


Almarode, J. & Vandas, K. (2018). Clarity for learning: Five essential practices that empower students and teachers. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin.

Formative Assessment Lessons in Math. (n.d.). from

Also Known As:
Formative Tasks, Performance Tasks or Assessment, Assessment Products or Performances, Authentic Learning Experiences, Alternative Assessments
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