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Projects, Performance Tasks, Products, and Portfolios

While navigating Defined Learning you will be encountered with terminology that sometimes has multiple meanings in the educational world. Here are the main parts of Defined Learning and their definitions.

  1. Projects – A project is the overall bucket for a particular project type. Project types include performance tasks, literacy tasks, constructed responses, math activities, and c3 modules. Performance tasks are the most common project type.
  2. Performance Tasks – A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Performance tasks yield a tangible product and/or performance that serve as evidence of learning. Defined Learning has over 350 performance tasks. Each performance task is themed around a real-world career.
  3. Products – Products serve as evidence of learning. In Defined Learning each performance task has 4-6 products to choose from. The library contains over 2,000 individual products inside performance tasks. You are free to customize/edit and/or create your own products as well.
  4. Portfolios – Portfolios are created from products. In Defined Learning, as students complete products, they each get added to one’s portfolio. Portfolios serve as a final product to showcase a student’s work.

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