Definitions for "Performance task"
the description of the student task that leads to student performance.
A hands-on, laboratory-type activity or question requiring students to solve a specific problem using their knowledge of specific topics and processes.
A meaningful, real world learning activity that includes all of the components of performance for a standard and provides opportunities for development of all four dimensions of performance. A performance task informs all steps of the instructional planning, teaching, and assessment cycle. (Ananda, 2000; McGuire, 2000.)