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Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

Generic Rubric – Mathematics – Open Response

Code Descriptor
 
  • blank: nothing written or drawn in response to the question
 
  • illegible: cannot be read; completely crossed out/erased; not written in English
  • irrelevant content: does not attempt assigned question (e.g., comment on the task, drawings, “?”, “!”, “I don’t know”)
  • off topic: no relationship of written work to the question
10
  • demonstration of limited understanding of concepts and/or procedures
  • application of knowledge and skills shows limited effectiveness due to
    • misunderstanding of concepts
    • incorrect selection or misuse of procedures
  • problem-solving process shows limited effectiveness due to
    • minimal evidence of a solution process
    • limited identification of important elements of the problem
    • too much emphasis on unimportant elements of the problem
    • no conclusions presented
    • conclusion presented without supporting evidence
20
  • demonstration of some understanding of concepts and/or procedures
  • application of knowledge and skills shows some effectiveness due to
    • partial understanding of the concepts
    • errors and/or omissions in the application of the procedures
  • problem-solving process shows some effectiveness due to
    • an incomplete solution process
    • identification of some of the important elements of the problem
    • some understanding of the relationships between important elements of the problem
    • simple conclusions with little supporting evidence
30
  • demonstration of considerable understanding of concepts and/or procedures
  • application of knowledge and skills shows considerable effectiveness due to
    • an understanding of most of the concepts
    • minor errors and/or omissions in the application of the procedures
  • problem-solving process shows considerable effectiveness due to
    • a solution process that is nearly complete
    • identification of most of the important elements of the problem
    • a considerable understanding of the relationships between important elements of the problem
    • appropriate conclusions with supporting evidence
40
  • demonstration of thorough understanding of concepts and/or procedures
  • application of knowledge and skills shows a high degree of effectiveness due to
    • a thorough understanding of the concepts
    • an accurate application of the procedures (any minor errors and/or omissions do not detract from the demonstration of a thorough understanding)
  • problem-solving process shows a high degree of effectiveness due to
    • a complete solution process
    • identification of all important elements of the problem
    • a thorough understanding of the relationships between all of the important elements of the problem
    • appropriate conclusions with thorough and insightful supporting evidence
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