As many of you know, this year at NCES we are switching from traditional grading to standards based grading. In order to make this adjustment smoothly, we will be using the standards based grading for not only mid-terms and report cards, but for formative assessments as well. So, you will soon see papers with 1, 2, or 3 written on them. See below for what those numbers indicate.
3- Met the standard
2- Progressing toward the standard
1-  Limited progress toward standard