CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST
GRADE 2 MATHEMATICS
(Blueprint adopted by the State Board of Education 10/02)
CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS: GRADE 2
By the end of grade two, students understand place value and
number relationships in addition and subtraction, and they
use simple concepts of multiplication. They measure
quantities with appropriate units. They classify shapes and
see relationships among them by paying attention to their
geometric attributes. They collect and analyze data and verify
Standard Set 1.0
Students understand the relationship
between numbers, quantities, and place value in whole
numbers up to 1,000:
Count, read, and write whole numbers to 1,000 and
identify the place value for each digit.
Use words, models, and expanded forms (e.g., 45 = 4
tens + 5)
to represent numbers (to 1000).
Order and compare whole numbers to 1,000 by using the
symbols <, =, >.
Standard Set 2.0
Students estimate, calculate, and solve
problems involving addition and subtraction of two- and
Understand and use the inverse relationship between
addition and subtraction (e.g., an opposite number
sentence for 8 + 6 = 14 is 14 – 6 = 8) to solve problems
and check solutions.
Find the sum or difference of two whole numbers up to
three digits long.
Use mental arithmetic to find the sum or difference of two-
Standard Set 3.0*
Students model and solve simple problems
involving multiplication and division:
Use repeated addition, arrays, and counting by multiples
to do multiplication.
Use repeated subtraction, equal sharing, and forming equal
groups with remainders to do division.
Know the multiplication tables of 2s, 5s, and 10s (to
“times 10”) and commit them to memory.
Key standards (
Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools
, chapter 3) comprise a
minimum of 70% of the test
Fractional values indicate rotated standards (e.g., 1/2 = rotated every two years; 1/3 = rotated every
Not assessable in a multiple-choice format
Content of standard is embedded within items in other strands.
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