The accomplishment of a given task measured against preset known standards of accuracy, completeness, cost, and speed. In a contract, performance is deemed to be the fulfillment of an obligation, in a manner that releases the performer from all liabilities under the contract.

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  • John's boss was heading toward his office for his monthly performance review, but he had been working extremely hard these past few weeks, and was not worried.

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  • New standardized tests associated with the Common Core standards require students to complete performance tasks, not just select the best answer by filling in bubbles.

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  • Your performance will be evaluated once a year, and the amount of raise you receive, will be based on that.

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