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Performance assessment involves giving a student or a group of students, a mathematical task that may take from a half an hour to several days to complete or solve. The object of the assessment is twofold; to look at how students are working as well as evaluating the completed product. As an observer of the performance task process, a teacher may stay with the group or make periodic visits. Often activities are videotaped or audiotaped. In focusing on a particular group of students or a single student, the assessment might take many forms, such as:
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