




Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
2011, Grade 10 Mathematics
Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.
Score  Description 
4 
The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in simplifying numerical expressions. The student simplifies an expression using the order of operations and inserts parentheses to produce different simplified results. 
4 
3 
The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in simplifying numerical expressions. Although there is significant evidence that the student was able to recognize and apply the concepts involved, some aspect of the response is flawed. As a result the response merits 3 points. 
2 
The student response demonstrates fair understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in simplifying numerical expressions. While some aspects of the task are completed correctly, others are not. The mixed evidence provided by the student merits 2 points. 
1 
The student response demonstrates only minimal understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in simplifying numerical expressions. 
0 
The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in simplifying numerical expressions to merit any points. 
Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.
Grade 10 Mathematics
 Question 17: Number Sense and Operations
 Question 20: Geometry
 Question 21: Patterns, Relations, and Algebra
 Question 31: Patterns, Relations, and Algebra
 Question 41: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
 Question 42: Measurement
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Last Updated: February 27, 2017


