Select Program Area --Select Program Area-- ESE HOME Accountability, Partnership, & Assistance Adult & Community Learning Amazing Educators BOE Advisory Councils Board of Elementary & Secondary Education Career/Vocational Technical Education Charter Schools College and Career Readiness Compliance/Monitoring (PQA) Conferences, Workshops and Trainings Curriculum & Instruction Digital Learning District & School Assistance Centers (DSACs) District & School Turnaround District Review, Analysis, & Assistance Tools Educator Evaluation Educator Licensure Tests (MTEL) Educator Licensure Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP) Edwin ELAR Log In Employment Opportunities: ESE English Language Learners Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Family Literacy High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Program Grants/Funding Opportunities Information Services Laws & Regulations Literacy LEAP Project MCAS MCAS Appeals METCO Office for Food and Nutrition Programs Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) Planning and Research Professional Development Race to the Top (RTTT) RETELL Safe and Supportive Schools School and District Profiles/Directory School Finance School Redesign Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Security Portal | MassEdu Gateway Special Education Special Education Appeals Special Education in Institutional Settings Student and Family Support Title I/Federal Support Programs Systems for Student Success (SfSS)
 Students & Families Educators & Administrators Teaching, Learning & Testing Data & Accountability Finance & Funding About the Department Education Board

# Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

## 2015, Grade 7 Mathematics

### Scoring Guide and Sample Student WorkSelect a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
4 The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. The student will find the height of a rectangular prism, given the length, width, and volume.
4
3 The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. 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 demonstrates a fair understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. 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 a minimal understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
0 The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms to merit any points.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

### Grade 7 Mathematics

Question 10:
Question 21:

Return to the MCAS 2015 Student Work Directory

 E-mail this page| Print View| Print Pdf   .nav:before, .nav:after, .navbar:before, .navbar:after, .navbar-header:before, .navbar-header:after, .navbar-collapse:before, .navbar-collapse:after { display:inline; } .navbar { border-radius:0px; }