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ARCHITECTURE OF THE CLA TASKS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
TASK DESCRIPTION.......................................................................................................................................................................... 2
PERFORMANCE TASK ........................................................................................................................................................ 2
ANALYTIC WRITING TASK.............................................................................................................................................. 3
TASK DEVELOPMENT .....................................................................................................................................................................4
SCORING PROCESS.......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
SCORING PROCEDURE..................................................................................................................................................... 5
PERFORMANCE TASK: CRIME REDUCTION................................................................................................................ 6
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
DOCUMENT LIBRARY......................................................................................................................................................... 6
QUESTIONS................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
SCORING.....................................................................................................................................................................................10
HIGH QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS .............................................................................11
MODERATE QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS.............................................................11
LOW QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS.............................................................................12
MAKE-AN-ARGUMENT: GOVERNMENT FUNDING................................................................................................13
INTRODUCTION .....................................................................................................................................................................13
PROMPT ........................................................................................................................................................................................13
SCORING......................................................................................................................................................................................13
HIGH QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS ............................................................................14
MODERATE QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS............................................................15
LOW QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS.............................................................................16
CRITIQUE-AN-ARGUMENT: WEDDINGS.........................................................................................................................17
INTRODUCTION .....................................................................................................................................................................17
PROMPT ........................................................................................................................................................................................17
SCORING......................................................................................................................................................................................18
HIGH QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS ............................................................................19
MODERATE QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS..........................................................20
LOW QUALITY RESPONSE AND CHARACTERISTICS.............................................................................21
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT.....................................22
GENERAL SCORING CRITERIA (RUBRICS) ............................................................................................APPENDIX
A NOTE TO HIGH SCHOOLS
While this document refers, by and large, to the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), high schools using or
investigating the College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA) may rest assured that many of the sections
of this document—and particularly those which refer to the Performance Task—are equally relatable to their
audience(s).