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Virginia Standards of Learning
MEET THE DEMANDS OF
VIRGINIA’S STANDARDS OF LEARNING
Real-world performance tasks are well suited to meeting the educational goals of Virginia’s Standards of Learning and Profile of a Graduate. They enhance instruction by fostering student DEVELOPMENT OF THE 5 C’S and providing opportunities for students to APPLY CONTENT and skills and DEMONSTRATE MASTERY — the essence of the Standards.
Defined STEM provides an online library of PRE-BUILT PERFORMANCE TASKS that ALIGN TO VIRGINIA’S STANDARDS. Each task is based on a situation in a relevant career and provides opportunities for students to deepen understanding and apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. We provide all of the resources teachers need to implement high-quality tasks including an online student portfolio manager that helps teachers implement and measure MEANINGFUL PROJECT-BASED ASSESSMENTS.
Here are a few of our teachers’ favorite performance tasks that align to Virginia’s Standards that you can use (FREE) in your classroom this year:
“Through Defined STEM’s real-world performance tasks, teachers can engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.“
-Jay McTighe, nationally recognized educator and award-winning author