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Assessments
NAEP Assessment Item, Grade 8: Interpret relationship in pie chart
Discipline
Mathematics
5, 6, 7, 8
Professional Commentary

Students must determine the total amount of time spent on homework, as represented in a pie chart, when given the amount of time represented by one sector of the circle graph. This multiple-choice question is a sample test item used in grades 4 and 8 in the 2003 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 key, and 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: 2003-8M6, No. 3. (sw)

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Ohio Mathematics Academic Content Standards (2001)
Number, Number Sense and Operations Standard
Benchmarks (5–7)
I.
Use a variety of strategies, including proportional reasoning, to estimate, compute, solve and explain solutions to problems involving integers, fractions, decimals and percents.
14.
Use proportional reasoning, ratios and percents to represent problem situations and determine the reasonableness of solutions.
Data Analysis and Probability Standard
Benchmarks (5–7)
A.
Read, create and use line graphs, histograms, circle graphs, box-and-whisker plots, stem-and-leaf plots, and other representations when appropriate.
B.
Interpret data by looking for patterns and relationships, draw and justify conclusions, and answer related questions.
1.
Read, construct and interpret frequency tables, circle graphs and line graphs.
1.
Read, construct and interpret line graphs, circle graphs and histograms.
1.
Read, create and interpret box-and-whisker plots, stem-and-leaf plots, and other types of graphs, when appropriate.