The skills tested for Nation’s Report Card

  • Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:25 p.m.

Math

• Students performing at the advanced level in math are likely to be able to complete a proof by mathematical induction or write a formula to solve a problem using a spreadsheet.

• Students at the proficient level are likely to be able to determine the measurement of an angle in a three-dimensional figure or identify a formula to solve a problem using a spreadsheet.

• Students performing at the basic level in math are likely to be able to read a scatterplot.

Reading

• Students at the advanced level are likely to be able to interpret a paragraph and explain the central purpose of a historical speech.

• Students at the proficient level are likely to be able to interpret language and recognize the meaning of a word in a historical speech.

• Students at the basic level are likely to recognize the meaning of a word in a historical speech and an interpretation of a sentence in its introduction.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2013 Mathematics and Reading Assessments.

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