The
New York State Mathematics Test
is administered to fourth grade students in
early May. The purpose of this test is to find out
which concepts have been mastered in kindergarten
and grades 1-4 and which need further development.
This is a timed test that is to be administered
under standard conditions. The test will be given
on three consecutive days and includes multiple
choice questions, short response, and extended
response questions.
The
multiple choice component presents students with
questions utilizing a variety of skills. These are
followed by response options, one of which is
correct.
The short and extended response questions require
students to write (rather that select) an
appropriate response. These questions will allow
students to take different paths to a solution and
to use different strategies.
Each student will have an envelope containing one
set of punch out manipulatives to be used during
the test.
**Session
1:**
(Test Book
1) 30 multiple choice questions with four options:
Students fill in circles on answer document.
Students will have 40 minutes to complete this
part of the test.
**Session
2: **(Test
Book 2) Short and extended response questions:
Students write their answers directly in Test Book
2. Students will have 50 minutes to complete this
part of the test. A five-minute break may be taken
half way through this session.
**Session
3: **(Test
Book 2) Short and extended response questions:
Students write their answers directly in Test Book
2. Students will have 50 minutes to complete this
part of the test. A five-minute break may be taken
half way through this session.
**Purpose
of this Site:** This site is designed to provide useful
information about the NYS Math 4 Test for
teachers, parents and students.
Becoming familiar with the test format will
take away the “fear of the unknown” aspect of
the test and build confidence in students.
This site is organized around seven key
concepts of math, according to the New York State
Education Dept., for each grade, K-4.
The seven key concepts are: Mathematical
Reasoning, Numbers and Numeration, Operations,
Modeling/Multiple Representation, Measurement,
Uncertainty, and Patterns and Functions. Each key
concept has activities and resources developed for
each grade K-4. These resources have been designed
as:
**Lessons
(L)-**
These are tutorials that students can go through
to gain a better understanding of the individual
skills needed to be successful on the exam.
**Practice (P)-** These practice pages are for
the students to use to see if they have grasped an
understanding of the lesson. These practice pages
typically give immediate feedback to the students.
**Interactive (I)-** These
pages are typically practice pages that are highly
interactive. Students can engage in these
activities to help test their knowledge of the
skills taught.
**Teacher Resource (R)**- These pages provide
ideas for both parents and teachers. These pages
can consist of ideas and/ or activities that can
be prepared for the students to help enrich their
understanding of the skills taught.
**Literature Connection (LI)**- These are pages
which highlight books that correspond with the
particular concepts that are being taught. These
pages may also have activities that you can
incorporate into your classroom instruction when
using the books.
Click
on the buttons above to go to the grade level you
want to focus on. |