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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 8

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Mathematics:

State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

  • Higher Order
    Thinking Skills

    Examples of questions at various levels of cognitive demand
  • Sample Assessments
    Items and annotated student responses as appropriate
  • Public Release Items
    Actual MSA items and annotated student responses as appropriate

Standard 4.0 Knowledge of Statistics

Students will collect, organize, display, analyze, or interpret data to make decisions or predictions.

Topic

A. Data Displays

Indicator

  • 1. Organize and display data
Objectives
  1. Organize and display data to make circle graphs
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 5 categories with data in whole number percents
  2. Organize and display data to make box-and-whisker plots
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 12 pieces of data and whole numbers (0 – 1000)
  3. Organize and display data to make a scatter plot
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 10 points and whole numbers (0 – 1000)

Topic

B. Data Analysis

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze data
Objectives
  1. Interpret tables
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 5 categories having no more than 2 quantities per category and whole numbers or decimals with no more than 2 decimal places (0 – 100)
  2. Interpret box-and-whisker plots
    Assessment limit: Use minimum, first (lower) quartile, median (middle quartile), third (upper) quartile, or maximum and whole numbers (0 – 100)
  3. Interpret scatter plots
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 10 points using whole numbers or decimals with no more than 2 decimal places (0 – 100)
  4. Interpret circle graphs
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 8 categories (0 – 1000)
  5. Analyze multiple box-and-whisker plots using the same scale

Note: Highlighted assessment limits will be tested in the no calculator section of MSA. In the assessment limit, (0-10) or (-10 to 10) means all numbers in the problem or the answer will fall within the range of 0 to 10 (including endpoints) or -10 to 10 (including endpoints), respectively. All content standards are tested in MSA but not all objectives. Objectives that have an assessment limit are tested on MSA. Objectives without an assessment limit are not tested on MSA.

June 2004