Achievement Level Descriptors
Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) describe the four levels of achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards.  Developed by panels of Minnesota teachers, ALDs from the Individual Student Reports for reading, mathematics, science and English learner assessments are provided here. ALDs for the alternate assessment, the Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS), represent reduced depth, breadth and complexity of the academic standards. Several ALD translations are available.

Translated Achievement Level Descriptors
Mathematics MCA-III, Grade 11:  Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
Mathematics MCA-III, Grades 3-8: Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
Mathematics MTAS, Grades 3-8: Hmong, Somali, Spanish
Mathematics MTAS, Grade 11: Hmong, Somali, Spanish
Reading MCA, Grades 3-8 and 10:  Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
Reading MTAS, Grades 3-8 and 10:  Hmong, Somali, Spanish
Science MCA, Grades 5, 8 and High School:  Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
Science MTAS, Grades 5, 8 and High School:  Hmong, Somali, Spanish