School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade PK

Algebra | Geometry | Measurement | Statistics | Probability | Number | Processes

Sample Assessments: Each sample assessment item gives an idea of how an assessment item on the MSA might be presented. The items appropriately measure the content of the State Curriculum and may be formatted similarly to those appearing on the MSA; however, these are sample items only and have not appeared on any MSA form.

Standard 4.0 Knowledge of Statistics

Topic A. Data Displays

Indicator 1. Explore and display data

Objective a. Explore data by answering a yes/no question

Sample Assessment Question (SAQ) Item

Student is able to place his/her connecting cube in the "yes" or "no" column of a Yes/No graph to correctly answer a question." Student notices that one column has more cubes in it.

In Process
Student places his/her connecting cube in appropriate column of a graph, but has difficulty telling what he/she notices about the data collected.

Needs Development
Student requires prompting from teacher in order to place his/her cube in appropriate column and is unable to say anything about data collected.

Note: These levels follow the Maryland Model for School Readiness Work Sampling System used in prekindergarten and kindergarten. More information regarding this is at: Click on Early Education and then click on MMSR (

Resources for Objective 4.A.1.a:
Clarifications | Prerequisites | Lesson Seeds | Thinking Skills | SAMPLE ASSESSMENTS |