Task Analyses

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Definition: Required for Criterion Referenced Assessments. Breaking down of a academic or behavioral task into component skills in order to sequence instruction and target intervention.

Why it matters: It allows for clear, sequenced, and measurable instruction and assessment of progress towards complex academic or behavioral tasks.

Example of use: A teacher wants to teach a student how to put his shoes on. She creates a task analyses: can identify his shoes, can find matching pair of shoes, can put each shoe on the correct foot, and tie shoelaces.

References:

Hughes, S. (1982). Another Look at Task Analysis. Journal Of Learning Disabilities, 15(5),

Wynne, S. A. (2008). AEPA 22 Special Education. Boston: XAMonline.

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