Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Analyzing Performance-Based Assessments Components


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Cortney Cutchall, Bob Pasquantonio and Mike Thompson


Analyzing Performance-Based Assessments Components

Standards Addressed
  • 13.2 F Analyze performance based assessments components.
  • 1.4C; 1.4D; 1.4E
Brief Overview Students will be engaged in an activity in which they will learn how to analyze the performance based components of portfolios and validated assessments.
Grade Level 11th
Content Area(s) English, Social Studies
Other standards supported N/A
Prep Time 20 minutes
Implementation Time 45 – 60 minutes
Learning Objectives Students will be able to identify contents of their portfolios such as work samples, aptitude tests and non-work (volunteer, community or civic) activities. They will be able to create skill statements that will be included in their professional resume.
Materials Needed Worksheet, writing utensil, flip chart, markers
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Mimic an analysis of the assessment process of a portfolio.
  2. Have students analyze their portfolio by categorizing each of the display items into defined categories as outlined in sample resumes.
  3. Complete a worksheet to help define the performance-based portfolio standards.
  4. The students will identify and document their work and non-work experience and translate those experiences into statements of skills specifically related to work.
Theory basis Super Theory
Evaluation/Assessment Evaluation of student produced resume.
  1. Create worksheet as a guide to help categorize samples.
  2. The results of the exercise will be used to create the performance-based section of the resume.
Enhancement Activities Use Resume Writing for Teens, by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon to create the performance based component of their resume.
Adaptation for at risk kids Some of the students may need individual coaching or learning prompts to maintain a consistent effort and an understanding of the criteria.
  • Counselor/Teacher Produced
  • The Ohio Individual Career Plan and Career Passports
  • Eric Digest No. 238
  • Resume Writing for Teens, by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon

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