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**Assessment**

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

Performance Level Descriptors

Mathematics

Grade 7

**Proficient**

A proficient student demonstrates a conceptual understanding of mathematical knowledge, procedures, skills, and processes across the four content standards. A student will demonstrate an ability to:

- Identify, recognize, and compare different representations of numbers and numerical operations.
- Identify, describe, classify, apply, and solve problems involving geometry, spatial sense, and measurement.
- Recognize, identify, and extend simple patterns and algebraic representations of theoretical and real world problems.
- Model situations, solve problems, analyze, and draw appropriate inferences from data.
- Understand fundamental concepts of probability and discrete mathematics.

**Advanced Proficient**

An advanced proficient student consistently demonstrates the qualities outlined for proficient performance. In addition, the student consistently demonstrates the ability to:

- Think abstractly using inductive and deductive reasoning.
- Use a variety of problem solving strategies.
- Extrapolate information, form and support conclusions through clear and thorough explanation(s).
- Assess reasonableness of the solution(s).