Ohio Resource Center
Assessments
NAEP Assessment Item, Grade 4: Recognize Pattern and Explain
Discipline
Mathematics
3, 4, 5, 6
Professional Commentary

Given the values of increasing powers of 2, students are asked if 375 could be one of the products in this pattern. They must explain their answer. This constructed-response question is a sample test item used in grade 4 in the 1992 National Assessment of Educational Progress (see About NAEP). The URL link (above) takes the user directly to the NAEP test item, with access to performance data by various subgroups of students, a scoring guide, sample student responses, and a discussion of the content on which the item is based. The NAEP website allows users to build their own printable database of test items by clicking on Add Question in the upper right hand corner of the screen. NAEP Reference Number: 1992-4M12, No. 12. (sw)

Ohio Mathematics Academic Content Standards (2001)
Patterns, Functions and Algebra Standard
Benchmarks (3–4)
B.
Use patterns to make predictions, identify relationships, and solve problems.
Benchmarks (5–7)
A.
Describe, extend and determine the rule for patterns and relationships occurring in numeric patterns, computation, geometry, graphs and other applications.
3.
Use patterns to make predictions, identify relationships, and solve problems.
1.
Use models and words to describe, extend and make generalizations of patterns and relationships occurring in computation, numerical patterns, geometry, graphs and other applications.