To teachers in elementary and junior high schools
You can now access the banks of performance-based tasks for assessing pupils' achievement of the benchmarks at the foundation and intermediate levels directly from the Internet. The banks provide you with samples of tasks (including rubrics) that can be used in the classroom, either "as are" or through adaptation. They may also serve as models for designing your own tasks. Incorporating these tasks into existing assessment procedures enables you to widen the spectrum of methods of assessment and enhances feedback regarding both process and product of language learning.
Before working with the banks it is recommended you carefully read the introduction and general guidelines.
You will find links to both banks by clicking here.