What is a Performance Task (PT)?

The ELA PT consists of two parts. It is recommended that each part be administered on separate days corresponding with the segment. In part 1 students will read sources and answer three research questions. During part 2 (the full write), students will provide a written response using those sources. Only in part 2 of the ELA PT may students have access to a hard-copy (non- embedded universal tool) or online dictionary or online thesaurus (embedded universal tools). The Mathematics PT is administered in one session.