Tasks at all grade levels are aligned with a standards-based assessment system that allows students and teachers to evaluate student performance in the following six domains:
- Content Knowledge and Skills
- Analysis and Synthesis
- Multiple Perspectives
- Presentation of Learning
At the high school level, the following additional domains are considered:
- Ethics/Unanswered Questions
- Methodology and Use of Resources
- Relevance and Significance
- Professional Quality
Teachers should introduce the scoring dimensions at the outset of the project so that students can understand the scope of the TPSP and the expectations for quality work. For formative, ongoing evaluation, students and teachers should regularly evaluate progress and revise plans as necessary using the language of the scoring dimensions. During product development, teachers may also wish to encourage students to use self-evaluation and peer-evaluation techniques using the scoring dimensions as a guide. Upon completion of the project, the teacher scores the final product according to assessment rubric.
See the Assessments grade level TPSP pages for more information on the scoring dimensions and to access assessment rubrics.