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Exploring the PARCC Math Performance Level Descriptors. What are Performance Level Descriptors?. Performance Level Descriptors or PLDs describe what students at each performance level know and can do relative to the grade-level or course content standards assessed.

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Exploring the parcc math performance level descriptors

Exploring the PARCC Math Performance Level Descriptors


What are performance level descriptors

What are Performance Level Descriptors?

Performance Level Descriptors or PLDs describe what students at each performance level know and can do relative to the grade-level or course content standards assessed.

All PLDs can be found on PARCC Online –

Assessments/Assessment Policies


Claims driving design mathematics

Claims Driving Design: Mathematics

  • Master Claim: Students are on-track or ready for college and careers


Performance level descriptors

Performance Level Descriptors

Gives the

Sub-Claim

Performance level

ranging from 2 - 5

Concept and Standards


Exploring the parcc math performance level descriptors

Factors that determine the performance levels (Cognitive Complexity)

  • Mathematical Content

  • Mathematical Practices

  • Stimulus Material

  • Response Mode

  • Processing Demand


Evidence tables

Evidence Tables


Performance level descriptors1

Performance Level Descriptors


Investigating the plds

Investigating the PLDs

Identify each evidence statement code with the associated assessment. (PBA, EOY, or Both)

Associate each statement in the PLD with the evidence statement code(s)

Annotate the differences in the PLD level statements


Parcc item review bootcamp working session mathematics

PARCC Item Review BootcampWorking Session:Mathematics

  • Participants will:

    • Learn the process for PARCC State Educator item review

    • Practice reviewing and making recommendations for sample items


Mathematics task types

Mathematics Task Types

  • Type I

    • Based on Sub Claims A, B, and E: The student solves problems involving the Major, Additional, and Supporting Content for the grade/course with connections to the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and demonstrates fluency in areas set forth in the Standards for Content in grades 3-6.

  • Type II

    • Based on Sub Claim C: The student expresses grade/course-level appropriate mathematical reasoning by constructing viable arguments, critiquing the reasoning of others and/or attending to precision when making mathematical statements.

  • Type III

    • Based on Sub Claim D: The student solves real-world problems with a degree of difficulty appropriate to the grade/course by applying knowledge and skills articulated in the standards for the current grade/course


Mathematics review considerations criteria

Mathematics Review Considerations/Criteria

  • Does the task measure the intended evidence statement(s)?

  • Does the task measure the intended mathematical practice(s)?

  • Is the task mathematically correct and free from errors?

  • Is the wording of the task clear, concise, and grade-level appropriate?

  • Are the graphics/stimuli in the task clear, accurate, appropriate for the task, and appropriate for the grade?

  • Do each prompt and all associated graphics/stimuli contribute to the quality of the task?

  • Is the scoring guide/rubric clear, correct and aligned with the expectations for performance that are expressed in the task?


Alignment to evidence statements and the ccss

Alignment to Evidence Statements and the CCSS

Each task should:

  • assess the designated evidence statement

  • conform to the content clarifications, limits, and emphasis associated with the evidence statement

    Reviewers should:

  • note alignment issues in the comments section

  • accept the task with edits if the task can easily be edited to make the task align to the evidence statement

  • reject the task if the task can not easily be edited to make the task fit the evidence statement


Flaws

Flaws

Each task should:

  • contain content (text, stimuli, terminology, notation, art, etc.) that is

  • mathematically correct, precise, and generally accepted by math educators

  • be free from flaws

  • not contain unintended mathematical errors, misconceptions,

  • contradictions, or ambiguities


Answer keys and scoring rubrics

Answer Keys and Scoring Rubrics

  • Type I one-point tasks should:

  • have the correct key

  • Scoring Rubrics should:

  • be clear enough so that the person scoring the response will know how to assign points based on different parts of the response

  • assign at least 50% of the total points to the reasoning/modeling provided in the response and less than 50% of the points to a computations provided in the response for Type II and Type III tasks


Advise to accept or reject

Advise to Accept or Reject

Reviewers as a group

  • discuss any major comments

  • determine how to proceed with the task (accept, accept with edits, reject)

    • A task should be edited if it has a flaw that can be fixed or needs clarification. A task should only be rejected if it has a flaw that can not be addressed.


Exploring the parcc math performance level descriptors

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