Task Bank

Task Bank

The goal of the MCIEA Task Bank is to provide models of high-quality performance tasks, rubrics, and curriculum planning documents from educators in MCIEA districts. Sharing across schools will illustrate the ways MCIEA educators are using performance assessment to measure in multiple ways the deeper thinking skills that we want our students to learn and demonstrate. The MCIEA Task Bank depends on educator willingness to share with each other!

Students will take on the role of artists submitting a piece of work and an artist statement that tells the story of life (grounded in concepts of evolution) for a contest for a natural history exhibition. In their art (or artist statement), students will show their knowledge of the evolution of life forms from organic molecules to more complex structures.


Teacher Name
Ian Warner
School District
Boston Public Schools
School Name
Josiah Quincy Upper School

Download task description, teacher instructions, student instructions and rubric

MCIEA The Story of Life Task.pdf


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