Achievement Level Descriptors
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The Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) describe four levels of achievement (1-4) across three grade spans: 3-5, 6-8, and High School. The descriptors are organized in two tables, one for English language arts/literacy and the other for mathematics.
Because the ALDs are in table format, the resource provides a clear tool for referencing the detailed descriptors in a short 3-page document.