Mathematics Grade Level Considerations for High School

In contrast to the kindergarten through grade 8 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, high school level standards are not grade-specific. Instead, the standards specify learning expectations upon graduation from high school. This presentation provides an introduction to grade-specific considerations for item and task development for the Smarter Balanced assessments. These include guidelines for the following:

  • appropriate grade-level and mathematics vocabulary
  • appropriate representation of numbers in items and tasks
  • grade appropriate contexts
  • item difficulty
  • grade-level specific assessment targets

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