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English Language Arts/Literacy

Area (Claim) Descriptors Above Standard Near Standard Below Standard

Reading

Demonstrating understanding of literary and non-fictional texts
The student demonstrates a thorough ability to read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of literary and informational texts of high complexity. The student demonstrates some ability to read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of literary and informational texts of moderate complexity. The student does not demonstrate an ability to read closely and analytically to comprehend literary and informational texts of moderate complexity.

Writing

Producing clear and purposeful writing
The student demonstrates a thorough ability to produce compelling, well-supported writing for a diverse range of purposes and audiences. The student demonstrates some ability to produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences. The student does not demonstrate an ability to produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.

Listening

Demonstrating effective communication skills
The student demonstrates thorough ability to critically interpret and use information delivered orally. The student demonstrates some ability to accurately interpret and use information delivered orally. The student does not demonstrate the ability to accurately interpret and use information delivered orally.

Research/Inquiry

Investigating, analyzing, and presenting information
The student demonstrates a thorough ability to use research/inquiry methods as a way to engage with a topic and then analyze, integrate, and present information in a persuasive and sustained exploration of a topic. The student demonstrates some ability to use research/inquiry methods to explore a topic and analyze, integrate, and present information. The student does not demonstrate the ability to use research/inquiry methods to explore or produce an explanation of a topic. The student does not demonstrate the ability to analyze or integrate information through research or inquiry.

Mathematics

Area (Claim) Descriptors Above Standard Near Standard Below Standard

Concepts and Procedures

Applying mathematical concepts and procedures
The student demonstrates a thorough ability to consistently explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency. The student demonstrates some ability to explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency. The student does not demonstrate the ability to explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.

Problem Solving/Modeling and Data Analysis

Using appropriate tools and strategies to solve real world and mathematical problems
The student demonstrates the thorough ability to consistently solve a range of complex, well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem-solving strategies. The student demonstrates the ability to consistently analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems. The student demonstrates some ability solve a range of complex, well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem-solving strategies. The student demonstrates some ability to analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems. The student does not demonstrate the ability to solve a range of complex, well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem-solving strategies. The student does not demonstrate the ability to analyze complex, real-world scenarios and construct and using mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

Communicating Reasoning

Demonstrating ability to support mathematical conclusions
The student demonstrates the thorough ability to clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others. The student demonstrates some ability to clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others. The student does not demonstrate the ability to clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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