Creating Performance Levels Descriptors to Support Inquiry in the Post-COVID Classroom

In 2019, I wrote about how I began my year pre-assessing student performance on the skills central to the IDM: (1) making evidence-based arguments. As we approach the second half of the school year, I want to share new insights for preparing students to engage with inquiry. After 2019, and in response to the impact […]

Can I do anything besides reading documents for Formative Performance Tasks?

In the summer of 2015 I worked on a summer curriculum project for my school district to design a C3 Inquiry lesson for US History curriculum. I’ll admit I was apprehensive about the amount of time in the classroom it seemed like these lessons would take, because as an APUSH teacher our pacing goal is […]