




Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
2011, Grade 4 Mathematics
Question 7: OpenResponse 

Reporting Category: Number Sense and Operations Standard: 4.N.10  Select and use appropriate operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) to solve problems, including those involving money.

The fourthgrade students at Jackson School are going on a field trip. There are 6 fourthgrade classes at the school.
 Each class has 24 students.
 What is the total number of fourthgrade students at the school? Show or explain how you got your answer.
All the fourthgrade students are going on the field trip. The students will be riding on 3 buses. The same number of students will be riding on each bus. How many students will be riding on each bus? Show or explain how you got your answer.
The teachers need to collect $7 from each student for the field trip. There are 115 students who have already paid. What is the total amount of money, in dollars, that has already been paid? Show or explain how you got your answer.
 What is the total amount of money, in dollars, that the teachers still need to collect? Show or explain how you got your answer.

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.
Score  Description 
4 
The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in selecting and using appropriate operations to solve problems, including those involving money. 
4 
3 
The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in selecting and using appropriate operations to solve problems, including those involving money. Although there is significant evidence that the student was able to recognize and apply the concepts involved, some aspect of the response is flawed. As a result the response merits 3 points. 
2 
The student response demonstrates a fair understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in selecting and using appropriate operations to solve problems, including those involving money. While some aspects of the task are completed correctly, others are not. The mixed evidence provided by the student merits 2 points. 
1 
The student response demonstrates a minimal understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in selecting and using appropriate operations to solve problems, including those involving money. 
0 
The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Number Sense and Operations concepts involved in selecting and using appropriate operations to solve problems, including those involving money, to merit any points. 
Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.
Grade 4 Mathematics
 Question 7: Number Sense and Operations
 Question 18: Measurement
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Last Updated: March 3, 2014


