September 20, 2012

Grades 3-8 mathematics testing program guidance

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services

The attached memo form SED will help grades 3-8 educators have a better understanding of the content that will appear on the 2013 state math assessment based on the New York State Common Core Standards in Mathematics.

Two key points from this guidance:

This year's state assessment will include any May-June content standards from the previous year. (i.e., The Grade 4 Mathematics assessment could include any of the May-June content standards from Grade 3.)

Educators should particularly focus on Standard for Mathematical Practice, MP.3: "Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others."

The following link is to the September-April/May-June Common Core Learning Standards to assist schools and educators in curriculum development and planning.