




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 Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in solving a reallife problem that can be modeled using systems of linear equations. The student determines the number of cars and vans owned by a rental company by solving a system of equations. 
4 
3 
The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in solving a reallife problem that can be modeled using systems of linear equations. 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 Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in solving a reallife problem that can be modeled using systems of linear equations. 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 Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in solving a reallife problem that can be modeled using systems of linear equations. 
0 
The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in solving a reallife problem that can be modeled using systems of linear equations. 
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: October 8, 2008


