Performance Task Practice
"Performance tasks measure a student’s ability to demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Performance tasks challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills to respond to complex real-world problems. They can be best described as collections of questions and activities that are coherently connected to a single theme or scenario. These activities are meant to measure capacities such as depth of understanding, writing and research skills, and complex analysis, which cannot be adequately assessed with traditional assessment questions. The performance tasks are taken on a computer (but are not computer adaptive) and will take one to two class periods to complete."1
Several tasks developed by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Scroll down to "Our library of assessment tasks" to find the tasks, then select the level (i.e., Primary (K-2), Elementary (3-5), Transition (5-7)).