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1978–2012 LongTerm Trend Mathematics Assessments. 3 0 THE NATION’S REPORT CARD ITEM MAP What 9yearolds know and can do in mathematics
The item map below illustrates a range of mathematical skills associated with scores on the longterm trend mathematics scale. Cut scores for the three performance levels reported at age 9 are
highlighted in boxes on the scale. The descriptions of selected assessment questions indicate
what students need to do to receive credit for a correct answer. For example, 9yearolds with a
score of 182 were likely to be able to identify a symmetric shape. Nineyearolds with a score of
259 were likely to be able to solve an application problem involving multiple operations. Age 9 NAEP Mathematics Item Map
Scale score
500
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298
291
284
280
273
271
262
259
254 Question description
Multiply two fractions (MC)
Add two fractions with like denominators (MC  ages 13 and 17)
Identify a relationship shown on a number line (MC)
Divide a threedigit number by a twodigit number (CR)
Use and interpret number models (CR  age 13)
Use the transitive property (MC  ages 13 and 17)
Identify a figure based on relationship to other figures (MC  age 13)
Solve an application problem involving multiple operations (MC)
Multiply a threedigit number by a singledigit number (MC  age 13) 250
248
244
241
237
232
228
226
222
211
209
206
200 Determine a simple probability from a context (MC)
Compute the perimeter of a square (MC  age 13)
Model a relationship using a number sentence (MC)
Convert units of length (CR)
Calculate elapsed time (MC)
Solve a problem involving conversion between units of volume (MC)
Divide a twodigit number by a onedigit number (CR)
Subtract a twodigit number from a twodigit number (CR)
Solve a story problem involving subtraction (CR)
Identify congruent triangles (MC)
Identify the true inequality (MC)
Identify whole number place value (MC) 200
190
184
182
165
158 Read and interpret a circle graph (MC  age 13)
Solve a story problem involving multiplication (MC)
Identify a symmetric shape (MC  age 13)
Translate number words to numerals (MC)
Find the value of an unknown quantity in a number sentence (CR) 150
106
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0 Identify a polygon (MC) CR Constructedresponse question MC Multiplechoice question NOTE: Ages in parentheses indicate a crossage question. The position of a question on the scale represents the scale score attained by students who had a 65 percent probability of
successfully answering a constructedresponse question, a 77 percent probability of correctly answering a threeoption multiplechoice question, a 74 percent probability of correctly
answering a fouroption multiplechoice question, a 72 percent probability of correctly answering a fiveoption multiplechoice question, or a 71 percent probability of correctly answer
ing a sixoption multiplechoice question. For constructedresponse questions, the question description represents students’ performance rated as completely correct. Scores associated
with the three performance levels reported for age 9 are boxed. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statis...
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