Math Performance-Level Descriptors
Grades 3-11Performance-level descriptors (PLDs) describe what student performance looks like at four levels: partial command of the content; adequate command; strong command; and distinguished command.
In mathematics, the performance levels at each grade level are written for each of four assessment sub-claims:
- Major content
- Additional and supporting content
The performance levels within each claim area are differentiated by a number of factors consistent with the Common Core’s inclusion of standards for both mathematical content and mathematical practices and PARCC’s Cognitive Complexity Framework for Mathematics.
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