Item Specifications

Claim 1: Concepts and Procedures

Target A: Ratios and Proportional Relationships

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. (DOK 2)

7.RP.A, 7.RP.A.1, 7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.3

Target B: The Number System

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers. (DOK 1, 2)

7.NS.A, 7.NS.A.1, 7.NS.A.2, 7.NS.A.3

Target C: Expressions and Equations

Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. (DOK 1, 2)

7.EE.A, 7.EE.A.1, 7.EE.A.2

Target D: Expressions and Equations

Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations. (DOK 1, 2)

7.EE.B, 7.EE.B.3, 7.EE.B.4

Target E: Geometry

Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them. (DOK 1, 2)

7.G.A, 7.G.A.1, 7.G.A.2, 7.G.A.3

Target F: Geometry

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

7.G.B, 7.G.B.4, 7.G.B.5, 7.G.B.6

Target G: Statistics and Probability

Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population. (DOK 1, 2)

7.SP.A, 7.SP.A.1, 7.SP.A.2

Target H: Statistics and Probability

Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. (DOK 2)

7.SP.B, 7.SP.B.3, 7.SP.B.4

Target I: Statistics and Probability

Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models. (DOK 1, 2)

7.SP.C, 7.SP.C.5, 7.SP.C.6, 7.SP.C.7, 7.SP.C.8

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)

7.RP.A, 7.NS.A, 7.EE.A, 7.EE.B, 7.G.A, 7.G.B

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)

7.RP.A.2, 7.NS.A, 7.NS.A.1, 7.NS.A.2, 7.EE.A.1, 7.EE.A.2

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)

7.RP.A, 7.NS.A, 7.EE.B, 7.G.A, 7.G.B, 7.SP.A, 7.SP.B, 7.SP.C