7.10. Create PT Prep & Samples

This lesson provides students with an opportunity to score sample Create Performance Tasks. Students will review and try scoring selected samples from the College Board's AP Central site. In doing so, students learn more about the requirements to satifsy the College Board's Create Performance Task scoring guidelines.

The Student Lesson: Complete the activities for Mobile CSP Unit 7 Lesson 7.11: Create PT Prep and Samples.


7.10.1. Learning Activities

Estimated Length: 45 minutes

Hook/Motivation (5 minutes):

  • Explain that in preparation for the Create Performance Task, students will need to understand the scoring guidelines and how they will be applied to student work. As practice, students will score several sample Create Performance Task using the scoring guidelines.

Experiences and Explorations (30 minutes):

  • Activity - Give students time, as a class or in pairs, to try scoring at least two of the selected samples. Students can use the scoring spreadsheet to document their scores and reasonings.

Rethink, Reflect and/or Revise (10 minutes):

  • Review the correct scores with the class, by first sharing the actual scores for the samples they graded. Then ask them to compare their scores with the actual scores. Have students make any corrections and/or revisions and document any changes in their reasoning after sharing with the class.

AP Classroom

The College Board's AP Classroom provides a question bank and Topic Questions. You may create a formative assessment quiz in AP Classroom, assign the quiz (a set of questions), and then review the results in class to identify and address any student misunderstandings.The following are suggested topic questions that you could assign once students have completed this lesson.

Suggested Topic Questions:

Create Formative PT Questions

Assessment Opportunities


Assessment Opportunities

You can examine students’ work on the enhancement activities, written responses, and interactive exercises to assess their progress on the following learning objectives. If students are able to do what is listed there, they are ready to move on to the next lesson.

  • Interactive Exercises:
    LO X:
  • Portfolio Reflections:
    LO X:
  • In portfolio reflections, look for:

Differentiation: More Practice

As additional practice, you can have students try scoring their Quiz Apps from Unit 5.

Differentiation: Enrichment

Background Knowledge

Create Performance Task

If you are unfamiliar with the Create Performance task, you can find more information and resources in Teach 4.12

Teaching Tips

7.10.2. Professional Development Reflection

Discuss the following questions with other teachers in your professional development program.

  • How does this lesson reinforce the understanding of the Create Performance Task assessment?