Task & Exemplification Library
Our Task and Exemplification Library for Key Stages 1 and 2 covers Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing. It also contains:
- guidance documents;
- samples of assessed pupil work that have been assigned Levels 1–5;
- commentaries that provide the context for the samples of pupil work and the evidence for each assigned level;
- CCEA Tasks and pupil responses to some of these tasks; and
- an example of a school submission for external moderation, which contains samples of pupil work for Communication at Levels 2–5.
We advise teachers to use the Task and Exemplification Library in the following ways. They may use:
- tasks with pupils from Key Stages 1 and 2 to support the development and, if appropriate, the assessment of the Cross-Curricular Skills;
- pupil responses to tasks and samples of pupil work during internal standardisation activities within school; and
- samples of pupil work to model good practice and carry out peer assessment activities with pupils.
Our Exemplification Library for post-primary schools contains examples of pupil work that show the standards for Levels of Progression 1–7 in the Cross-Curricular Skills.
Each record of exemplification work in the library contains:
- a piece of pupil work that has been assessed and assigned a level;
- a commentary, which describes the evidence for that level;
- the task or question the pupil has responded to; and
- where appropriate, the accompanying pupil activity.
We advise teachers to look at the examples in the library and then develop their own assessment tasks that will meet their pupils’ needs.
They can also view an example of a school submission for external moderation, which contains samples of pupil work for Using Mathematics at Levels 3–4.
Using ICT Tasks
There are a range of optional CCEA Tasks that primary schools can use.
The tasks can help teachers plan for and carry out ICT work that contributes to the Using ICT curriculum requirements. Most of the tasks are generic, so they can be used more than once.
They cover a range of different types of ICT and are written for a range of different platforms, such as PCs, MacBooks, programmable devices and tablets. Each task clearly indicates which platform is suitable. Most of the tasks are suitable for a range of levels.
Teachers can also use the tasks for assessment. Teachers must make sure that their pupils have already acquired the skills they need to complete the task if using it for assessment.
The library also has samples of pupil work for most of the tasks and commentaries explaining how the pupil work illustrates the standards of the Levels of Progression.
Teachers do not have to log in for the Task Library but they do have to log in for the Exemplification Library to access pupils’ actual work.