The skills tested for Nation’s Report Card

The Associated Press

Some of the math and reading skills 12th graders were tested on as part of the Nation’s Report Card:

MATH:

– Students performing at the advanced level in math are likely to be able to complete a proof by mathematical induction or write a formula to solve a problem using a spreadsheet.

–Students at the proficient level are likely to be able to determine the measurement of an angle in a three-dimensional figure or identify a formula to solve a problem using a spreadsheet.

–Students performing at the basic level in math are likely to be able to read a scatterplot.

READING:

–Students at the advanced level are likely to be able to interpret a paragraph and explain the central purpose of a historical speech.

–Students at the proficient level are likely to be able to interpret language and recognize the meaning of a word in a historical speech.

–Students at the basic level are likely to recognize the meaning of a word in a historical speech and an interpretation of a sentence in its introduction.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2013 Mathematics and Reading Assessments.

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