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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Mathematics

Test Design

Test Blueprints by Grade

Spring 2017 Grades 3–8 Mathematics Test Blueprints coming soon.

MCAS
GradeNumber of Multiple-Choice Items (1 point per item)Number of Short-Answer Items (1 point per item)Number of Open-Response Items (4 points per item)Total Common Points Available per Form
10324660


MCAS Mathematics Reporting Categories
GradeReporting CategoryPercentage (+/- 5%)Total Number of Points
3Operations & Algebraic Thinking33%13 – 14
Number & Operations in Base Ten15%6
Number & Operations-Fractions15%6
Geometry12%4 – 5
Measurement & Data25%10
4Operations & Algebraic Thinking25%13 – 14
Number & Operations in Base Ten20%10 – 11
Number & Operations-Fractions20%10 – 11
Geometry15%8
Measurement & Data20%10 – 11
5Operations & Algebraic Thinking20%10 – 11
Number & Operations in Base Ten25%13 – 14
Number & Operations-Fractions25%13 – 14
Geometry10%5 – 6
Measurement & Data20%10 – 11
6Ratios & Proportional Relationships19%10 – 11
The Number System18%9 – 10
Expressions & Equations30%16
Geometry15%8
Statistics & Probability18%9 – 10
7Ratios & Proportional Relationships20%10 – 11
The Number System22%12
Expressions & Equations20%10 – 11
Geometry20%10 – 11
Statistics & Probability18%9 – 10
8The Number System5%3
Expressions & Equations30%16
Functions25%13 – 14
Geometry30%16
Statistics & Probability10%5 – 6
10 *Number & Quantity20%12
Algebra & Functions30%18
Geometry30%18
Statistics & Probability20%12

*Additional information on the reporting categories for the grade 10 mathematics MCAS.



Last Updated: September 15, 2016
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