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NYS Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test - June 2012

Performance Levels Chart and Conversion Chart for Determining a Student's Final Test Score

Note: Use for June 2012 test only.

The chart below defines the four performance levels for this test. The chart provides the score range and a brief description of student performance for each level.

Following the performance level chart, the conversion chart (in PDF and EXCEL) is presented. To determine the student's final test score, locate the student's raw score for the performance test across the top of the chart and the student's raw score for the written test down the left side of the chart. The point where those two scores intersect is the student's final test score. For example, a student receiving a performance test raw score of 12 and a written test raw score of 36 would receive a final test score of 80.

Note: Use for the June 2012 test only. Conversion charts provided for previous administrations of the Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test must NOT be used to determine students' final scores for the June 2012 administration of the test.



Performance Levels for Final Score: Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test
Level Final Test Score Range Description of Student Performance
4 85-100

Meeting the Standards with Distinction

  • A student demonstrates superior understanding of elementary-level science content and concepts for the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student demonstrates superior elementary-level science skills related to the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student demonstrates superior understanding of the science content, concepts, and skills required for an elementary-level academic environment.
3 65-84

Meeting the Standards

  • The student demonstrates understanding of elementary-level science content and concepts for the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student demonstrates elementary-level science skills related to the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student demonstrates understanding of the science content, concepts, and skills required for an elementary-level academic environment.
2 45-64

Not Fully Meeting the Standards

  • The student demonstrates only minimal understanding of elementary-level science content and concepts for each of the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student demonstrates minimal elementary-level science skills related to the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student demonstrates minimal understanding of the science content, concepts, and skills required for an elementary-level academic environment.
1 0-44

Not Meeting the Standards

  • The student is unable to demonstrate understanding of elementary-level science content and concepts for the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student is unable to demonstrate elementary-level science skills related to the learning standards and key ideas being assessed.
  • The student is unable to demonstrate understanding of the science content, concepts, and skills required for an elementary-level academic environment.


Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Conversion Charts for Determining a Student's Final Test Score

Note: Use for June 2012 test only.

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Last Updated: June 6, 2012