Is a Performance Task done in the classroom before the test or during the test? Does it require a computer?


The assessments are comprised of two components (tests) for ELA and mathematics: a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and a Performance Task (PT) also given on the computer. Smarter Balanced recommends that students take the CAT and PT items on separate days. For each content area, Smarter Balanced also recommends that students begin with the CAT items, followed by the PT. Districts/Schools may opt to administer in a different order if needed. In order to receive a score for an ELA or Math summative test, both the CAT and PT must be completed within each respective content area.