Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2019, Grade 5 Mathematics

Question 13: Constructed-Response
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Reporting Category: Number and Operations in Base Ten
Standard: Mathematics.5.NBT.B.05 - Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers. (Include two-digit x four-digit numbers and, three-digit x three-digit numbers) using the standard algorithm.
Item Description: Solve a problem involving multiplying whole numbers and estimating products of larger numbers.


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Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work

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ScoreDescription
4 The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. The student correctly estimates using multiplication, writes a multiplication expression, and uses the expression to solve a problem.
4
3 The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. 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 a fair understanding of the Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. 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 Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
0 The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm to merit any points.
Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

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Last Updated: May 5, 2020

 
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