Updates: May 2016
Common Language & Frequently Asked Questions
WCPS Essential Curriculum Blueprint
WCPS Essential Curriculum Modules
Cornerstone Tasks are common performance assessments that provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate understanding of the transfer goals. They are formative assessments used to inform instruction based on what the students demonstrate they understand or don’t understand. This school year, all elementary schools used Cornerstone Tasks each marking period to collect evidence of student understanding. The elementary Phase 2 team revised some tasks and developed new tasks to better align to our prekindergarten - grade 12 transfer goals. The secondary task force developed Cornerstone Tasks and the extended task force administered these tasks to students this spring. The tasks have recently been revised based on feedback from teachers and students. The revised tasks were shared with secondary teachers this week. Teachers and students can engage in the tasks these last few weeks of school to gain experience with the expectations. Full implementation of the Cornerstone Tasks will begin next school year.