Tuesday, November 5, 2013

STAAR 2013 - 8th Grade Math Item Analysis - 29 & 41

In this series of posts, we are exploring 10 troublesome items on the 2013 April Administration of the 8th Grade Mathematics STAAR and offer strategies your students can use to successfully navigate similar problems in the future.

Even if you don't teach 8th grade, many of the strategies here are useful for solving problems in other mathematics courses. 

According to the 2013 STAAR item analysis provided by the Texas Education Agency, all 10 of the items we will explore were answered correctly by fewer than 50% of test takers in the state of Texas!

In today's post we explore items 29 and 41

66% of test takers missed this question!
**One correction >> I said 8 in the calculation (product), but that digit represented 80. 
I should have used the proper language.  My apologies

64% of test takers missed this question!

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