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Sample Numeracy items

Numeracy Sample Item 1

This sample item focuses on the following aspects of the numeracy construct:

Content Data and chance
Process Interpret, evaluate
Context Community and society

This item is a Level 3 item on a five-level scale with Level 1 being the easiest items and Level 5 being the hardest. Respondents are asked to respond by clicking on one or more of the time periods provided in the left pane on the screen.

Numeracy Sample Item 2
This sample item focuses on the following aspects of the numeracy construct:

Content Dimension and shape
Process Act upon, use (estimate)
Context Every day or Work

This item is a Level 3 item on a five-level scale with Level 1 being the easiest items and Level 5 being the hardest. Respondents are asked to type in a numerical response based on the graphic provided.

Numeracy Sample Item 3

This second item in the set focuses on the following aspects of the numeracy construct:

Content Dimension and shape
Process Act upon, use (measure)
Context Every day or Work

This item is a Level 3 item on a five-level scale with Level 1 being the easiest items and Level 5 being the hardest. Again, respondents are asked to type in a numerical response based on the graphic provided.

Numeracy Sample Item 4

This sample item focuses on the following aspects of the numeracy construct:

Content Quantity and Number
Process Act upon, use (compute)
Context Community and society

This item is a Level 5 item on a five-level scale with Level 1 being the easiest items and Level 5 being the hardest.

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