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Grade  

Year  

2011 Mathematics Assessment

Grade 3

 

The third grade 2011 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

Orders numbers on a number line.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

68.6%

Subtracts multi-digit numbers.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

65.9%

Computes multi-digit subtraction with regrouping.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.56

Solves word problem involving multi-digit subtraction.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

70.3%

Solves multi-step word problem involving addition and subtraction.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

1.09

3.2 Concepts of Multiplication and Division

Represents multiplication on a number line.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

77.8%

Computes single-digit times number from 11 through 19

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.40

Solves word problem involving multiplication and division.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

0.91

Identifies division expression that represents a situation.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

80.7%

Determines missing factor in an equation.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

74.4%

Solves multi-step word problem involving multiplication.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

61.3%

3.3 Fraction concepts

Represents fractions as parts of a whole.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

64.6%

Compares and orders fractions.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

25.9%

Identifies equivalent fractions.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

39.5%

Solves word problem involving comparison of fractions.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

67.6%

3.4 Geometry

Rounds number to the nearest thousand.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.69

Identifies parallel lines.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

90.5%

Identifies right angle.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

89.0%

Identifies figure from attributes.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

69.6%

Calculates perimeter of a rectangle.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

60.5%

Measures and calculates perimeter of a figure.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.67

Solves word problem involving perimeter of rectangles.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

1.15

3.5 Additional Key Content

Determines equivalent expressions.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

65.9%

Measures temperature using a thermometer.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.83

Reads scale to determine weight.

CI

Cognative Complexity 1

0.86

Compares U.S. units of capacity.

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

82.3%

Interprets pictograph and bar graph.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

54.1%

3.6 Reasoning, problem solving, and communication

Determines information not needed to solve a problem.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

66.5%

Identifies missing information needed to solve a problem.

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

75.9%

Uses strategies to solve a complex problem.

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

0.61

 

** 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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+ State Performance
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