Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress—Performance Tasks
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- What are performance tasks (PTs)?
The Smarter Balanced assessments comprise two components: a performance task (PT), which is comprised of an individually administered, computer-generated performance task; and computer adaptive testing (CAT) items. A PT is a portion of the Smarter Balanced assessment that requires students to answer a set of questions that are centered on a common theme or problem.