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Art Day! Performance Task
This performance task is part of the Smarter Balanced Practice Test. The task stimulus describes a set of requirements for organizing an Art Day in class, including the supplies needed and the schedule constraints. Students are required to reason about preparations for three different art stations planned for the day, considering both the amounts of supplies needed for each of the stations, and the amount of time spent at each station. There are five items in the task. The task is designed to support students in building directly on their reasoning from earlier items of the task in order to complete later items of the task.
* This performance task comes from the Smarter Balanced Practice test items released in February 2017.
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