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Q15: What Does Performance Assessment Look Like?

Performance assessment tasks include work such as:

Literary Essays That Demonstrate Analytic Thinking

  • Why Do They Have to Die: A Comparative Analysis of the Protagonists' Deaths in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Metamorphosis and Of Mice and Men
  • What Role Do Black Characters Play in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Flannery O'Connor's Short Stories?
  • How Do Puzo's Characters Change from Book to Film in the Godfather Saga?
  • Insanity in Literature: Catch-22, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Selected Short Stories
Problem-Solving in Mathematics That Demonstrates High Level Conceptual Knowledge
  • Regression Analysis for Determining Effect of Water Quality on Cosmos Suphureus
  • Finding the Parabolic Path of a Comet as It Moves Through the Solar System
  • Developing a Computer Program to Create the Brain Game
  • Determining and Proving Distance Between Two Points Using Trigonometric Formulas
  • Isaac Newton's Laws: Discoveries and the Physics and Math Behind a Model Roller Coaster
Original Science Experiments That Demonstrate Understanding of the Scientific Method
  • How Does a Garter Snake Detect Its Prey?
  • What Combination of Focal Length and Aperture of a Pinhole Camera Will Create the Best Image?
  • How Does Water Pollution Affect Micro-Organisms?
  • How Does the Shape of an Airfoil Affect the Flight of an Airplane?
Research Papers That Demonstrate the Use of Evidence and Argument
  • Who Or What Is Responsible for the End of Slavery in the United States?
  • What Is the Meaning of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment?
  • Why Did the United States Become Involved in the Conflict of Vietnam?
  • Did King Make the Movement or Did the Movement Make King?



Original: Ernesto Galarza's memoir, Barrio Boy.
Regents: Erroneously identified on the exam as, Ernesto Gallarzo.

Original:
"My pals in the second grade were Kazushi, whose parents spoke only Japanese; a skinny Italian boy; and Manuel, a fat Portugese who would never get into a fight but wrestled you to the ground and just sat on you."

Regents:
"My pals in the second grade were Kazushi, whose parents spoke only Japanese; a thin Italian boy; and Manuel, a heavy Portugese who would never get into a fight but wrestled you to the ground and just sat on you."