Assessment Results

STUDENT MASTERY

DLM student reports provide results related to a student’s overall performance level for the subject. Additionally, DLM student reports summarize results related to each student’s performance on groups of related Essential Elements in English language arts and mathematics. Student results are reported using the four performance levels approved by the partner states:

  • The student demonstrates emerging understanding of and ability to apply content knowledge and skills represented by the Essential Elements.
  • The student’s understanding of and ability to apply targeted content knowledge and skills represented by the Essential Elements is approaching the target.
  • The student’s understanding of and ability to apply content knowledge and skills represented by the Essential Elements is at target.
  • The student demonstrates advanced understanding of and ability to apply targeted content knowledge and skills represented by the Essential Elements.

PERFORMANCE LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

A Performance Level Descriptor (PLD) is an overview of the knowledge, skills, and understandings demonstrated by students at specific levels of performance on DLM assessments. Not every student will demonstrate the skills described in each level. Rather, the Performance Level Descriptors provide descriptions of the types of knowledge, skills, and understandings that are typically demonstrated on DLM assessments by students at each level.

For Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and Vermont:

For Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Miccosukee, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Utah, Wisconsin and West Virginia:

For Science States – Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, Miccosukee, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin:

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