




Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
2011, Grade 3 Mathematics
Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.
Score  Description 
2 
The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in writing number sentences to represent mathematical relationships in everyday situations. The student writes a subtraction number sentence and a comparison number sentence to match a given situation. 
2 
1 
The student response demonstrates a fair understanding of the Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in writing number sentences to represent mathematical relationships in everyday situations. While some aspects of the task are completed correctly, others are not. The mixed evidence provided by the student merits 1 point. 
0 
The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Patterns, Relations, and Algebra concepts involved in writing number sentences to represent mathematical relationships in everyday situations to merit any points. 
Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 2.
Grade 3 Mathematics
 Question 11: Patterns, Relations, and Algebra
 Question 18: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
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Last Updated: March 7, 2008


