|WHAT IS ASSESSED?
|Students are asked to read grade-appropriate literary and informational materials and answer questions based on what they have read.
|Students answer questions designed to measure one of the five mathematics content areas in number properties and operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis, statistics, and probability, and algebra.
|Students demonstrate their knowledge and abilities in the areas of Earth and space science, physical science, and life science.
|Students demonstrate how well they can write persuasive, explanatory, and narrative essays.
|Students are asked to observe, describe, analyze, evaluate works of music and visual art and to create original works of visual art.
|Students are assessed on their knowledge and skills critical to the responsibilities of citizenship in the constitutional democracy of the United States.
|Students demonstrate their knowledge of world geography (space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections).
|Students are assessed on their understanding of how economies and markets work, the benefits and costs of economics interaction and interdependence, and the choices people make regarding limited resources.
|Students are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of U.S. history in the context of democracy, culture, technological and economic changes.
|Students apply their technology and engineering skills to real-life situations.
|* Note: The availability of State assessment results in science and writing varies by year.
** Note: The availability of grade 4 and 12 results in civics, geography, and U.S. history varies by year.