When creating assessment for students, teachers are faced with two things; creating a task sheet and a criteria sheet. When writing a task sheet it is important to cover these key factors, in order to provide students with the best possible chance to achieve high results:
- Provide a section for the student to write their own name, so you know who’s assignment you are reading and marking!
- Have sections for the task name, unit name, year level and final result.
- It’s SUPER important to have a description of the task, clearly outlining what students are expected to achieve (this includes naming your task).
- All due dates, including draft dates, are clearly written.
- Also, have a description of the process that will be undertaken for the task, alongside the conditions and materials that will be utilised to complete it. If students have to follow a specific process that will assist them to produce appropriate evidence, then educators may have to employ some form of scaffolding to support students.
Assessment examples, including task sheets and students responses, can be seen on the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.
Courtney Green also made a very good point for educators when creating task sheets:
- Identify how you assess each individual student.If students work as a group to complete your task, then when developing the rubric for the task you need to identify how you will assess students individually even though they have participated in group work.