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Frequently Asked Questions about Performance Tasks

What is a Performance Task?

Performance Tasks (PT) are a chance for students to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple standards, a key component of college and career readiness. They use research and writing skills, complex problem-solving, and mathematical reasoning. Performance Tasks include a variety of information like readings, video clips, data, and problem-solving scenarios. Performance Tasks allow student to demonstrate the organization, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that will help them succeed after high school. 

The ELA PT is divided into two segments. It is recommended that each segment be administered on separate days. During the first segment students will read sources and answer research questions. During segment 2 (the full write), students will provide a written response using those sources.  

The Mathematics Performance Task is usually administered in one session.

Are Performance Task questions computer-adaptive?

No.

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