Mathematics
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Content Specifications
Revised 7/2015

Smarter Balanced Mathematics Test BlueprintRevised Feb 9, 2015




Grades 3-5



Grades 6-8






Overall claim for grades 3-8
Students can demonstrate progress toward college and career readiness in mathematics.



Claim #1
Concepts and Procedures
Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.
Claim #2
Problem Solving
Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies.
Claim #3
Communicate Reasoning
Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.
Claim #4
Modeling and Data Analysis
Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.


Threshold Scores
Grade
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
3
2501
2436
2381
4
2549
2485
2411
5
2579
2528
2455
6
2610
2552
2473
7
2635
2567
2484
8
2653
2586
2504
11
2718
2628
2543

Achievement Level Descriptors