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**Assessment**

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

Performance Level Descriptors

Mathematics

(February 2009)

**Grade 3 Math**

__Partially Proficient__

Students performing at the partially proficient level generally require prompting to demonstrate a basic knowledge of number sense, geometric properties, patterns, and data analysis at a limited level of performance.

In general, partially proficient students:

- Recognize whole numbers in real world situations
- Recognize and/or identify place value in whole numbers
- Identify two-dimensional objects
- Recognize patterns
- Identify data displays

__Proficient__

Students performing at the proficient level may require prompting to demonstrate a basic knowledge of number sense, geometric properties, patterns, and data analysis at a moderate level of performance.

In general, proficient students:

- Demonstrate an understanding of whole number place value
- Apply whole numbers to real world situations
- Order numbers
- Demonstrate an understanding of properties of two- and three-dimensional objects
- Demonstrate comprehension of the mathematical vocabulary describing spatial relationships of objects
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and extend, patterns
- Read and interpret existing data displays

__Advanced Proficient__

Students performing at the advanced proficient level generally require minimal prompting to demonstrate knowledge of number sense, geometric properties, patterns, and data analysis at a high level of performance.

In general, advanced proficient students:

- Demonstrate an understanding of place value of 5-digit numbers
- Explain the use of whole numbers in real world situations
- Compare numbers
- Describe and/or classify properties of two- and three-dimensional objects
- Apply mathematical vocabulary describing spatial relationships of objects
- Create patterns
- Analyze, create questions about, and draw inferences from data displays
- Collect data to create data displays