Performance Task Assessment List
Integrated Task: Controversial Issue

 

Element
Possible
Points
 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher
The Positions      
 The main idea is stated for the first position.      
 That main idea is supported by relevant details.      
 The main idea is stated for the second position.      
 That main idea is supported by relevant details.      
Information Sources      
 Information sources are evaluated as to what is fact and fiction.      
 Information sources are evaluated as to what is objective and biased.      
 The evaluation of the information sources is explained and justified.      
Questions for Further Study      
 Several relevant questions are asked which would, if the answers
were available, provide information to help make the decision.
     
Making the Decision      
 Criteria for making a choice between the positions are clearly stated.      
 Each position is evaluated using the criteria.      
Individual Persuasive Response      
 The response states a clear position.      
 Each main idea of the position is supported with sufficient, accurate,
and relevant details.
     
 The argument is focused on making the point throughout the
argument.
     
 The argument is logically organized.      
 There are smooth transitions between parts of the argument.      
 The vocabulary and structure of the argument are appropriate for the
audience for which it is intended.
     
 The writing is neat, presentable, and mechanically correct.      
 Total:      
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