Achievement Standards

Proficiency Level Descriptors

A proficiency level descriptor (PLD) is a description of what students know and are able to do by content area, grade, and level. The bulleted PLDs were adopted by the Board May 30, 2007. The summary paragraphs will appear on the indivdual student reports.

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New ISAT Cut Scores

Approved by the State Board of Education May 30, 2007

  Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
Reading
Advanced 208 and up 214 and up 219 and up 223 and up 227 and up 229 and up NA 235 and up
Proficient 192-207 198-213 204-218 208-222 212-226 214-228 NA 220-234
Basic 187-191 193-197 197-203 201-207 204-211 207-213 NA 211-219
Below Basic 186 and below 192 and below 196 and below 200 and below 203 and below 206 and below NA 210 and below
Math
Advanced 204 and up 216 and up 224 and up 231 and up 237 and up 243 and up NA 251 and up
Proficient 190-203 201-215 211-223 218-230 223-236 229-242 NA 238-250
Basic 181-189 193-200 202-210 209-217 215-222 220-228 NA 230-237
Below Basic 180 and below 192 and below 201 and below 208 and below 214 and below 219 and below NA 229 and below
Language Usage
Advanced 207 and up 216 and up 222 and up 227 and up 232 and up 236 and up NA 242 and up
Proficient 196-206 203-215 209-221 214-226 218-231 221-235 NA 226-241
Basic 188-195 195-202 201-208 206-213 209-217 213-220 NA 218-225
Below Basic 187 and below 194 and below 200 and below 205 and below 208 and below 212 and below NA 217 and below
Science
Advanced     216 and up   219 and up     230 and up
Proficient     206-215   213-218     219-229
Basic     194-205   206-212     213–218
Below Basic     193 and below   205 and below     212 and below

NA = Not Available