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CSAP/TCAP Achievement Levels

Student performance is reported in four proficiency Levels:

Links to Grade Level Proficiency Level Descriptors by Grade level and Content Area:

These descriptors were written by the groups of Colorado educators gathered for the Bookmarking procedure doing the Standard Setting following the first administration of each grade level content area CSAP. They define the behaviors and skills students actually demonstrated on items within each performance level on that first test administration. Though new items are refreshed on the CSAP tests annually, inferences can be made as to the skills and behaviors of students scoring within each performance level - Advanced, Proficient, Partially Proficient and Unsatisfactory.

 

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

Science

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 3

 

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 4

 

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 6

 

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 7

 

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 9

Grade 9

 

Grade 10

Grade 10

Grade 10

Grade 10

Lectura Grade 3

Escritura Grade 3

  

Lectura Grade 4

Escritura Grade 4

  

Depth of Knowledge

Level 1

  • Requires students to recite or recall of information including fact, formula, or simple procedure.
  • May be asked to demonstrate a rote response, use a well-known formula, follow a set procedure (like a recipe), or perform a clearly defined series of steps.

Level 2

  • Requires some mental processing beyond a habitual response.
  • Requires students to make some decisions on how to approach a task or problem.

Level 3

  • Requires reasoning, planning, using evidence and in most cases to “explain their thinking.”
  • Requires students to go beyond; to explain, to generalize, or connect ideas.

Level 4

  • Requires some complex reasoning, planning, developing and thinking over an extended period of time.
  • May be asked to develop a hypothesis and perform complex analysis.

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Continuous Scales

The following documents indicate the scale score ranges for each of the 2002 CSAPs and describe how to convert prior years' scores to the current scale.

Documents:

Indicates the scale score ranges for each of the CSAPs.

Historical Documents:

CSAP 2002 Continuous Scales - Graphic
Displays in graph format the scale score ranges for each content area test.

CSAP 2002 Continuous Writing and Math Scales
Describes how to convert prior years' Writing and Math scores to the 2002 continuous Writing and Math scales, respectively.

CSAP 2001 Continuous Reading Scale

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