Performance Assessment Shells
Performance Assessment Shells present complete examples of performance assessment ideas, including a range of formative tasks and learning activities as wells as a summative, performance assessment task. Each Performance Assessment Shell suggests a variety of learner opportunities to succeed at real-world tasks requiring academic rigor, productive habits, and global awareness.
A Performance Assessment Shell is an instructional unit design tool that provides a structure for planning formative tasks, learning activities, and a summative task. Using a "shell" or template enables you to focus your creative energy on the content of your performance assessment more than the structure.
The Center for Global Education's full collection of Performance Assessment Shells are currently available to members of the International Studies Schools Network. Please contact Kate Farmer to learn more about the Network and how you can get involved.