ASSESSMENT


Mathematical Content and Understanding  
5

The student
applies appropriate mathematical knowledge to find a complete and correct
solution. Appropriate problem solving strategies and mathematical processes
are used. The solution is fully supported and justified, and includes
all graph(s), equations, solutions and explanations. 
4

The student
applies appropriate mathematical knowledge to find a nearly complete and
correct solution. Appropriate problem solving strategies and mathematical
processes are used but an error hinders understanding the response. The
solution and conclusions are well supported by graph(s), equations, solutions
and explanations. 
3

The student applied mathematical knowledge to find partial solutions to the problem, and reflects a basic understanding of the problem. Appropriate strategies and processes are used to find partial solutions. The solution is supported, but by insufficient or inadequate evidence. For example, an equation or graph that may have been helpful is omitted or poorly done. 
2

The student
applied some relevant mathematical knowledge and processes to find partial
solutions to the problem; however, the response reflects a minimal understanding
of the problem. There is a limited support for the solution. For example,
equations are given but not solved. 
1

The student
applied some relevant mathematical knowledge and processes to explore
the initial stages of the problem, however the response reflects a misunderstanding
of the problem. There is little or no valid support for the solution. 
Communication


5

The student communicates strategies
and solutions in a clear, complete and organized manner that reflects
a thorough understanding of the problem. 
4

The student communicates strategies and
solutions in an organized manner but errors or omissions affect clarity. 
3

The student communicates strategies and
solutions in an organized manner, however errors and omissions affect
clarity. 
2

The student communicates strategies in
a manner that lacks clarity or is incomplete. 
1

The student communicates very little relevant
information and lacks clarity. 
Technology


5

The student uses technology appropriately,
efficiently and effectively. 
4

The student uses technology appropriately. 
3

The student uses technology, however inconsistencies
may be present, or the technology was not always used in the most appropriate
manner. 
2

The student uses technology inappropriately,
for example; with many significant errors, or did not discriminate well
between tasks requiring technology and tasks not requiring technology. 
1

The student uses technology inappropriately
or does not use technology where it was required. 
©2002  2004
Scott Carlson and Golden
Hills School Division #75 and Galileo
Educational Network Association (GENA™).
