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Who? 8 th grade Students What? Take a New York State Assessment in Math Where? Sequoya Middle School When? May 11 th and 12 th (Wednesday and Thursday) Why? All students must participate in state assessments and all are to demonstrate proficiency in math. These test help the teachers determine each students strengths and weaknesses. How? The eighth-grade State Math test is a timed test that is given over a two-day period.

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Day 1 27 Multiple Choice Questions NO CALCULATOR (35 min.) 6 short extended responses (35 min.) Day 2 12 short and extended response questions with use of calculator (70 min.)

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Day 1 42 Multiple Choice Questions NO CALCULATOR (65 min.) Day 2 8 short and 4 extended response questions with use of calculator (70 min.)

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Algebra Geometry Measurement Number Sense 21-25% 34-38% 0% 19% - 23% Probability 18-22%

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Come to class prepared (pencils & calculators) Take 3 “mini” tests that imitate the real test, these all count! Take 5 “new” practice tests that imitate the real test, best 2 count! Take 2 “old” REAL assessment tests (2009 & 2010) for practice. *Ask questions* Study, Study Practice, Practice “Practice makes Perfect!!!”

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*Put your name on it!! *Bring it home to get signed (Any where on it) * Hand it in, I will photocopy it and give it back to you to put into your folder.

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You will be each be given a folder and will keep the following in it… Grade Summary Sheets Grade Conversion Charts All tests given ** Put your name on the tab ** These folders will be collected everyday and will stay IN the classroom

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You will also be allowed to… “Learn from your Mistakes” Take notes on the folder when we go over the tests and use your folder as a “cheat” sheet when you take your practice tests. Organize it by topic ~ Angles, Equations…

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The test is out of 70 points!! Part 1 = 42 points (each question worth 1 point) Part 2 = 28 points (each question worth 2 or 3 points) Passing / Level 3 = 45 out of 70 points Level 4 = 62 out of 70 points These points will be converted into a test grade out of 100%

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Would you have passed the 8 th grade math assessment given 2009 or 2010? We are going to start by taking the 2009 this week!! Monday – Book2 Tuesday – Book 3 & Finish Book2 Wednesday – Book1 Thursday & Friday – Go over it! LETS BEGIN…

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