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Mathematics

Test and Item Specifications

The mathematics items on the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) assessment assess the performance expectations of the Washington State K–8 Mathematics Learning Standards adopted in April 2008.

Changes to the Grade 3–5 Test and Item Specification

  • The Manipulative and Tools Allowed and Not Allowed chart was updated
  • General Consideration: one bullet removed
  • Rules for Short-Answer items: bullets updated
  • Stimulus Stem and Prompt Rules: Updated for 3.5, 3.6, 4.5, 5.1 and 5.6

Changes to the Grade 6–8 Test and Item Specification

  • The Manipulative and Tools Allowed and Not Allowed chart was updated
  • General Consideration: one bullet removed
  • Rules for Short-Answer items: bullets updated
  • Stimulus Stem and Prompt Rules: Updated for 6.2, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.1

The mathematics items on the end-of-course (EOC) exams assess the performance expectations of the Washington State K–12 Mathematics Learning Standards adopted in July 2008.

Test specification information included in updated documents. Updated: February 19, 2013

Changes to the Algebra 1, Geometry, Integrated Mathematics 1, and Integrated Mathematics 2 Test and Item Specifications

  • In all four documents Manipulative and Tools Allowed and Not Allowed charts were updated.
  • General Consideration: one bullet removed
  • Stimulus Stem and Prompt Rules: Updated for A1.6, A1.7, G.1, G.3, M1.2, M1.7 and M2.3

Vocabulary Excel Workbook (updated November 29, 2011)
The workbook is a compilation of the vocabulary lists from all of the Test and Item Specification documents. There are three worksheets in the vocabulary workbook.

  1. MSP: First Used in Assessment Items
  2. EOC: First Used in Exam Items
  3. Not Used: Not used in assessment items

Changes to the Vocabulary Workbook

Changes to EOC

Words added

  • Corresponding angles (Geo, IM1)
  • Angles, corresponding (Geo, IM1)
  • Consecutive interior angles (Geo, IM1)
  • Angles, consecutive interior (Geo, IM1)

 

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