Grade Level: 5-8
Subject: Mathematics
Time Frame: 1 hour
Summary
Teachers will review mathematics tests that are available in the Learning Express Library and instruct students to take ones that are pertinent.
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Learning Express Library
Procedures
Steps
Steps for Teacher
The following test is within the Math Skills Improvement section for elementary school:
a. Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 5th Grade Mathematics Practice Test (note: this is the only test that is available for 5th grade math)
The following tests are within the Algebra & Patterns Category of the Math Skills Improvement section for middle school:
a. Grade 6 Math Diagnostic 1: Algebra & Patterns
b. Grade 7 Math Diagnostic 1: Algebra & Patterns
c. Grade 8 Math Diagnostic 1: Algebra & Patterns
d. Grade 8 Math Practice: Algebra & Patterns
e. Middle School Math Course 7: Intro to Algebra & Patterns
The following tests are within the Basic Math category of the Math Skills Improvement section for middle school.
a. Grade 6 Math Diagnostic 1: Number Sense & Operations
b. Grade 7 Math Diagnostic 1: Number Sense & Operations
c. Grade 8 Math Diagnostic 1: Number Sense & Operations
d. Grade 8 Math Practice: Number Sense & Operations
e. Middle School Math Course 1: Number Concepts
f. Middle School Math Course 2: Fractions
g. Middle School Math Course 3: Decimals
h. Middle School Math Course 4: Percentages
i. Middle School Math Course 6: Graphs, Tables, & Charts
The following tests are within the Data Analysis & Probability category of the Math Skills Improvement section for middle school.
a. Grade 6 Math Diagnostic 1: Data Analysis & Probability
b. Grade 7 Math Diagnostic 1: Data Analysis & Probability
c. Grade 8 Math Diagnostic 1: Data Analysis & Probability
d. Grade 8 Math Practice: Data Analysis & Probability
e. Middle School Math Course 5: Data Analysis & Probability
The following tests are within the Geometry & Measurement category of the Math Skills Improvement section for middle school.
a. Grade 6 Math Diagnostic 1: Geometry & Measurement
b. Grade 7 Math Diagnostic 1: Geometry & Measurement
c. Grade 8 Math Diagnostic 1: Geometry & Measurement
d. Grade 8 Math Practice: Geometry & Measurement
e. Middle School Math Course 8: Geometry & Measurement
The followings tests are within the Math Skills Improvement section for middle school.
a. California 8th Grade Mathematics Practice Test
b. Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 8th Grade Mathematics Practice Test
c. Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Grade 8 Mathematics Practice Exam
Steps for Librarian
Steps for Student
Related Activities
The teacher can use or adapt Learning Express Library tests for homework or in-class tests.
Content Standards
Content standards will vary based on the test(s) that the teacher chooses for the student(s) to take. For a full listing of the mathematics tests that are available for grades 5-8, please see the section for Steps/Activities by the Teacher.
For further information about Content Standards for Mathematics, please visit the Tennessee Department of Education's Cirriculum Standards for Mathematics.
Learning Expectations/Grade Level Expectations
Content standards will vary based on the test(s) that the teacher chooses for the student(s) to take. For a full listing of the mathematics tests that are available for grades 5-8, please see the section for Steps/Activities by the Teacher.
For further information about Learning/Grade Level Expecations, please visit the Tennessee Department of Education's Cirriculum Standards for Mathematics.
Performance Indicators State
Content standards will vary based on the test(s) that the teacher chooses for the student(s) to take. For a full listing of the mathematics tests that are available for grades 5-8, please see the section for Steps/Activities by the Teacher.
For further information about State Performance Indcators, please visit the Tennessee Department of Education's Cirriculum Standards for Mathematics.
Assessment
The Learning Express Library tests will automatically score all tests taken by users. Explanations for how to solve the problems are also provided. The teacher can monitor the students' scores.
ISTE Computer Literacy and Usage Standards
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
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AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
1.1 Skills
1.16 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
1.3 Responsibilities
1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly.
1.4 Self-Assessment Strategies
1.4.4 Seek appropriate help when needed.
2 Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
2.1 Skills
2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations.
2.2 Dispositions in Action
2.2.3 Employ a critical stance in drawing conclusions by demonstrating that the pattern of evidence leads to a decision or conclusion.
2.3 Responsibilities
2.3.1 Connect understanding to the real world.
2.4 Self-Assessment Strategies
2.4.2 Reflect on systematic process, and assess for completeness of investigation.
2.4.3 Recognize new knowledge and understanding.
3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
3.1 Skills
3.1.5 Connect learning to community issues.
3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.
3.3 Responsibilities
3.4 Self-Assessment Strategies
3.4.1 Assess the processes by which learning was acheived in order to revise strategies and learn more effectively in the future.