# Parent Information Night: Grades 6, 7 & 8 Mathematics.

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Parent Information Night: Grades 6, 7 & 8 Mathematics

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.

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.

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

Problem Solving Communication Connections Reasoning Representations Technology

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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)

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)

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)