In this instructionally-embedded performance assessment, students work in groups and individually to make recommendations about how to reduce water usage in a fictional city (California City, California). Throughout the task, students consider information about different stakeholders’ water use to engage in argument about which stakeholders can impact the water use in the city most heavily, and how they might do so. The publicly available task was developed as part of the Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP) and can be found here.  

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