Who? 8th grade Students
What? Take a New York State Assessment in Math
Where? Sequoya Middle School
When? May 11th and 12th (Wednesday and Thursday)
Why? All students must participate in state assessments and all
are to demonstrate proficiency in math. These
test help the teachers determine each students
strengths and weaknesses.
How? The eighth-grade State Math test is a timed test that is
given over a two-day period.
27 Multiple Choice Questions
NO CALCULATOR (35 min.)
6 short extended responses (35 min.)
12 short and extended response questions with use of
calculator (70 min.)
42 Multiple Choice Questions
NO CALCULATOR (65 min.)
8 short and 4 extended response questions with use
19% - 23%
•Come to class prepared (pencils & calculators)
•Take 3 “mini” tests that imitate the real test, these all
• Take 5 “new” practice tests that imitate the real test, best
• Take 2 “old” REAL assessment tests (2009 & 2010) for
Study, Study, Study
Practice, Practice, Practice
“Practice makes Perfect!!!”
*Put your name on it!!
*Bring it home to get
(Any where on it)
* Hand it in, I will
photocopy it and give
it back to you to put
into your folder.
You will be each be given a folder and will
keep the following in it…
• Grade Summary Sheets
• Grade Conversion Charts
• All tests given
** Put your name on the tab
** These folders will be collected everyday and
will stay IN the classroom
You will also be allowed to…
“Learn from your Mistakes”
Take notes on the folder when we go over
the tests and use your folder as a
“cheat” sheet when you take your
Organize it by topic ~ Angles, Equations…
The test is out of 70 points!!
Part 1 = 42 points
(each question worth 1 point)
Part 2 = 28 points
(each question worth 2 or 3 points)
Passing / Level 3 = 45 out of 70
Level 4 = 62 out of 70 points
These points will be
converted into a
test grade out of 100%
Would you have passed the 8th grade math assessment
given 2009 or 2010?
We are going to start by taking the 2009 this week!!
Monday – Book2
Tuesday – Book 3
& Finish Book2
Wednesday – Book1
Thursday & Friday – Go over it!