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Parent Information Night: Grades 6, 7 & 8 Mathematics

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The NJ ASK 7 & 8 will be administered on April 23-26, 2012 o For grade 8, the Mathematics portion of the test will be on April 25 th only. Testing will last 2 hours, 13 minutes. o For grade 7, the Mathematics portion of the will be given on April 25 th and 26 th. Testing will last 1 hour, 4 minutes and 1 hour, 9 minutes, respectively.

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The NJ ASK 6 will be administered on April 30- May 3, 2012 o For grade 6, the Mathematics portion of the will be given on May 2 nd and 3rd. Testing will last 1 hour, 4 minutes and 1 hour, 9 minutes, respectively.

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The NJ ASK assess 5 Core Curriculum Content Standards in Mathematics: 4.1 Number/Numerical Operations 4.2 Geometry and Measurement 4.3 Patterns and Algebra 4.4 Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics 4.5 Mathematical Processes

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Problem Solving Communication Connections Reasoning Representations Technology

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There are three types of questions: Multiple choice (MC) MC questions are objective and do not require scoring by trained professionals. o the students will choose one answer from four choices. o Darken a circle for correct answer in answer booklet. o Since many modern calculators perform calculations using the standard algebraic order of operations, these questions may or may not allow the use of a calculator.

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Use the floor plan to find the minimum number of square yards of carpeting needed to carpet the entire floor from wall to wall. 8 ft 10 ft 12 ft 15 ft a. 26b. 27c. 80d. 240

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Use the floor plan to find the minimum number of square yards of carpeting needed to carpet the entire floor from wall to wall. 8 ft 10 ft 8 X 15 10 X 12 120 12 ft 120 15 ft a. 26b. 27c. 80d. 240

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Use the floor plan to find the minimum number of square yards of carpeting needed to carpet the entire floor from wall to wall. 8 ft 10 ft 8 X 15 10 X 12 120 12 ft 120 15 ft a. 26b. 27c. 80d. 240

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Short Constructed Response (SCR) allow students to show their understanding of mathematical procedures for certain types of problems that a multiple choice format prevents. o No answer choices. o Answers written on a numbered line in answer booklet. o SCR items are also able to test higher levels of understanding and cognitive development

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Extended Constructed Responses (ECR) allow the children to express what they know about each question in their own words. o Students may present their response using diagrams, graphics, and/or pictures. o These questions may or may not allow the use of a calculator.

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The mean, median and mode are all equal for the set { 3,4,5,8,x }. What is the value of x? Describe how you got your answer.

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The mean, median and mode are all equal for the set { 3,4,5,8,x }. What is the value of x? Describe how you got your answer. There is a mode, so the value of x must be equal to one of the given numbers

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The mean, median and mode are all equal for the set { 3,4,5,8,x }. What is the value of x? Describe how you got your answer. There is a mode, so the value of x must be equal to one of the given numbers Try 3,3,4,5,8 mode median X

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The mean, median and mode are all equal for the set { 3,4,5,8,x }. What is the value of x? Describe how you got your answer. There is a mode, so the value of x must be equal to one of the given numbers Try 3,3,4,5,8 mode median X Try 3,4,4,5,8 mode = median mean X

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The mean, median and mode are all equal for the set { 3,4,5,8,x }. What is the value of x? Describe how you got your answer. There is a mode, so the value of x must be equal to one of the given numbers Try 3,3,4,5,8 mode median X Try 3,4,4,5,8 mode = median mean X Try 3,4,5,5,8 mode = median = mean The value of x is 5.

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3-Point Response o Everything in right 2-Point Response o Something is wrong 1-Point Response o Something is right 0-Point Response o Nothing is right.

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Part 1 – Short Constructed Response o Non-calculator active for all students regardless of programmatic affiliation

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Part 2 and 3– Multiple Choice and Extended Constructed Response (ECR) items. o Non-calculator active for all students; however, students classified with a specific disability that limits him or her from calculating mathematically may use a calculator and/or manipulatives (i.e., abacus, number line, counting chips)

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Part 4, 5 and 6 – Multiple Choice and Extended Constructed Response (ECR) items. o Calculator active for all students; classified students may also use manipulatives (i.e., abacus, number line, counting chips)

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NJ ASK 6, 7 & 8 contains: 32 MC items 3 ECR item 8 SCR items MC and SCR items are worth 1 pt. Each ECR is worth 3 points. Total raw points possible: 49 points (field test items are not included in the above counts)

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