Grade 6 Item Specifications

Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures

Target A: Ratios and Proportional Relationships

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. (DOK 1, 2)

6.RP.A, 6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3

Target B: The Number System

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. (DOK 1, 2)

6.NS.A, 6.NS.A.1

Target C: The Number System

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples. (DOK 1, 2)

6.NS.B, 6.NS.B.2, 6.NS.B.3, 6.NS.B.4

Target D: The Number System

Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers. (DOK 1, 2)

6.NS.C, 6.NS.C.5, 6.NS.C.6, 6.NS.C.7, 6.NS.C.8

Target E: Expressions and Equations

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions. (DOK 1)

6.EE.A, 6.EE.A.1, 6.EE.A.2, 6.EE.A.3, 6.EE.A.4

Target F: Expressions and Equations

Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. (DOK 1, 2)

6.EE.B, 6.EE.B.5, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.B.7, 6.EE.B.8

Target G: Expressions and Equations

Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables. (DOK 2)

6.EE.C, 6.EE.C.9

Target H: Geometry

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. (DOK 1, 2)

6.G.A, 6.G.A.1, 6.G.A.2, 6.G.A.3, 6.G.A.4

Target I: Statistics and Probability

Develop an understanding of statistics variability. (DOK 1, 2)

6.SP.A, 6.SP.A.1, 6.SP.A.2, 6.SP.A.3

Target J: Statistics and Probability

Summarize and describe distributions. (DOK 1, 2)

6.SP.B, 6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B.5

Grade 6-8 Mathematics Item Specification

Claim 2: Problem Solving

Students can solve a range of well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem-solving strategies. (DOK 1, 2, 3)

6.RP.A, 6.NS.A, 6.NS.C, 6.EE.A, 6.EE.B, 6.EE.C, 6.G.A

Claim 3: Communicating Reasoning

Students clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others. (DOK 2, 3, 4)

6.RP.A, 6.RP.A.3, 6.NS.A, 6.NS.A.1, 6.NS.C, 6.NS.C.5, 6.NS.C.6, 6.NS.C.7, 6.EE.A, 6.EE.A.3, 6.EE.A.4, 6.EE.B, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.C.9

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. (DOK 1, 2, 3, 4)

6.RP.A, 6.NS.A, 6.NS.C, 6.EE.B, 6.EE.C, 6.G.A, 6.SP.A, 6.SP.B