
Distinguished  4 
Proficient  3 
Apprentice  2 
Novice  1 
Understands the Problem 
Identifies special factors that influences the approach before starting the problem 
Understands the problem 
Understands enough to solve part of the problem or to get part of the solution 
Doesn't understand enough to get started or make progress 
Uses Information Appropriately 
Explains why certain information is essential to the solution 
Uses all appropriate information correctly 
Uses some appropriate information correctly 
Uses inappropriate information 
Applies Appropriate Procedures 
Explains why procedures are appropriate for the problem 
Applies completely appropriate procedures 
Applies some appropriate procedures 
Applies inappropriate procedures 
Uses Representations 
Uses a representation that is unusual in its mathematical precision 
Uses a representation that clearly depicts the problem 
Uses a representation that gives some important information about the problem 
Uses a representation that gives little or no significant information about the problem 
Answers the Problem 
Correct solution of problem and made a general rule about the solution or extended the solution to a more complicated solution 
Correct solution 
Copying error, computational error, partial answer for problem with multiple answers, no answer statement, answer labeled incorrectly 
No answer or wrong answer based upon an inappropriate plan 