Performance Based Assessment (PBA) Scores for US History (6th Grade) and US History, Civics, and Economics (7th Grade)
Students participated in a local alternative assessment process this year in 6th Grade (US History) and 7th Grade (US History, Civics, and Economics II). Multiple performance assessments were scored by APS classroom teachers who reviewed essays using core criteria and task specific rubric components from the HSS State Developed Common Rubric-Middle School. All teachers participated in division wide scoring calibration training. The score that is being reported is the highest student score for the core criteria of the rubric. The task specific criteria varied by task and feedback on those components, as well as the core criteria reported here, have been provided to students as part of classroom instruction. The overall score for students on each performance assessment range from 0-4 or 99 if a student did not submit the assignment
A Score of 4 indicates the student Fully Met Expectations. At this level, students:
- Identified, analyzed and interpreted information sources to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of content.
- Integrated evidence from multiple information sources to determine characteristics of people, places, and events or concepts.
- Used information to consistently develop, support, or refine the explanation or statement.
A Score of 3 indicates the student Mostly Met Expectations. At this level, students:
- Analyzed and interpreted information sources to understand specific content.
- Gathered and classified information to sequence events and separate fact from opinion.
- Used information to develop and support an explanation or statement.
A Score of 2 indicates that the student is Developing. At this level, students:
- Used information sources to understand concepts, people, places, or events.
- Classified information, sequenced events, and separated fact from opinion.
- Used information to support an explanation.
A Score of 1 indicates that the student is Emerging. At this level students:
- Used information sources to understand content.
- Separated fact from opinion.
- Identified information to support an explanation.
A Score of 0 indicates Not Observed. At this level students:
- Submitted a response, but did not attempt to answer the question or address the skills.
A Score of 99 indicates Did not Submit. At this level students:
- Did not submit the assignment
If there is no score reported in Synergy, the student was granted an exemption for the SOL through the formal exemption process.