New Mexico - Public Education Department

Performance Level Descriptors
Performance level descriptors (PLDs) are produced during standard setting meetings.  Groups of educators with experience teaching the course review the standards and EoC to determine the skills and knowledge required for a student to achieve the proficient performance level on the EoC assessment.  The PLDs indicate the essential information a student should know and be able to do at the completion of the course. 

Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) for select EoCs:

Algebra I
Algebra II
Anatomy
Art 4─5
Art 6─8
Art 9─12
Biology
Chemistry
Economics
English Language Arts III Reading
English Language Arts III Writing

English Language Arts IV Reading
English Language Arts IV Writing
Environmental Science
Financial Literacy
Geometry
Health
Integrated Math III
Math Alternate Demonstration of Competency (ADC)
Music 4─5
Music 9─12
New Mexico History

Physical Education 4─5
Physical Education 6─8
Physical Education 9─12
Physical Science
Physics
Pre-Algebra
Pre-Calc
Science Grade 8
Social Studies Grade 6
Spanish I
Spanish Language Arts III Reading Spanish Language Arts III Writing
U.S. Government
U.S. History
World History

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