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New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)
Performance Level Descriptors

Grade 7


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).