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Math: Grade 3

 

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The third grade 2012 Mathematics Assessment consisted of 6 areas of emphasis:
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  • 3.1-Addition, subtraction, and place value (Numbers, Operations)
  • 3.2-Concepts of multiplication and division (Operations, Algebra)
  • 3.3-Fraction concepts (Numbers, Algebra)
  • 3.4-Geometry (Geometry/Measurement)
  • 3.5-Additional key content (Algebra, Geometry/Measurement, Data/Statistics/Probability)
  • 3.6-Reasoning, problem solving, and communication

There were 20 multiple choice items (1 point), 6 completion items (1 point), and 4 short answer items (2 points) for a total of 34 points.

Area of Emphasis Item Description

Item Type **

Cognitive
Math Complexity ***

State
Performance +

3.1 Addition, subtraction, and place value

Rounds whole number to nearest hundred.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

66.6%

Determines a sum.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.8

Solves a multi-step problem involving subtraction.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

52.8%

Solves a word problem involving subtraction.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

0.8

Compares whole numbers.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

57.3%

Subtracts using the standard algorithm.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

82.4%

3.2 Concepts of Multiplication and Division

Identifies representation of division.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

81.5%

Solves word problem involving multiplication and division.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

0.9

Determines a missing factor in an equation.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.5

Identifies an equation that models equal jumps on a number line.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

60.7%

Determines a product.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.5

Represents multiplication as repeated addition.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

86.3%

Determine the inverse operation of a given multiplication.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

67.1%

3.3 Fraction concepts

Solves a word problem that involves comparing fractions.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

59.0%

Identifies an equivalent fraction.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

60.6%

Solves a multi-step word problem involving comparing fractions.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

0.8

Identifies a fraction that is part of a set.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

74.2%

3.4 Geometry

Identifies right angles.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

73.7%

Identifies parallel lines.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

91.2%

Identifies a rhombus.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

69.0%

Calculates perimeter of a parallelogram.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

84.0%

Determines the perimeter of a trapezoid.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.9

3.5 Additional Key Content

Compares U.S. units of capacity.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

71.5%

Measures temperature using a thermometer.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.8

Determines equivalent expressions.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

70.3%

Determines the weight of an object on a scale.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.8

Compares metric units of capacity.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

75.0%

3.6 Reasoning, problem-solving, and communication

Solves a problem involving comparison of temperature.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

0.5

Uses strategies to solve a complex problem.

MC

Cognative Complexity 3

46.6%

Determines information not needed to solve a problem.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

69.8%

 

** Item Type

  MC: Multiple Choice item
        (1 point)
  CI: Completion item
        (1 point)
  SA: Short Answer item
        (2 points)

 

*** Cognitive Complexity
Levels
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 1 = Recall
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 2 = Basic Application of Skill/Concept
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 3 = Strategic Thinking
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