• Assessments for Mathematics

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    Assessments are tools educators use to measure students’ understanding and application of content. Each year, students in grades 3-8 and 11 are assessed to monitor proficiency with content standards. Students in grades 3-8 take the Smarter Balanced end-of-year summative assessment. Smarter assessments contain questions that require deeper critical thinking and writing, rather than standard multiple-choice. Smarter assessments allow educators to deepen their understanding of student progress from grade to grade, and identify and address gaps in progress early. The SAT exam is administered to students in grade 11. This test is designed to measure college and career readiness, and serves as a measure many colleges use as a determination for admission.

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment System

    Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college and career ready. Delaware is currently a governing state in the consortium.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment System

    Includes three components:
    • Summative Assessments to measure progress
    • Interim Assessments to support teaching and learning throughout the year
    • The Digital Library to support classroom-based formative assessment processes

    Smarter Analytics

    Provides teachers and administrators access to deeper level Smarter score information. Using this system, teachers have the ability to determine each student’s understanding of the Smarter claims and targets and how they align to the Delaware standards.

    Mathematics Crosswalks

    Aligns to the Delaware Mathematics claims and assessment targets. Can be used to design classroom lessons and district assessments. In addition, serves as a guide in understanding the Smarter Mathematics reports.
    Grade 3 Crosswalk Grade 4 Crosswalk Grade 5 Crosswalk
    Grade 6 Crosswalk Grade 7 Crosswalk Grade 8 Crosswalk

    Assessment Examples

    Documents designed to help understand the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by providing examples that show a range of format and complexity. These are works in progress and do not represent all aspects of the standards. Send comments and suggestions to Rita Fry ( rita.fry@doe.k12.de.us ) or Katia Foret ( katia.foret@doe.k12.de.us)
    2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
    6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th - 12th Grade

    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

    NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP results are based on representative samples of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 for the main assessments, or samples of students at ages 9, 13, or 17 years for the long-term assessments.

    More Information on NAEP

    For more information on Math assessments in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.