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Assessments
NAEP Assessment Item, Grade 8: Complete Pattern in a Table
Discipline
Mathematics
5, 6, 7, 8
Professional Commentary

Given a table of values, students must find the 7th term in a numerical sequence. This multiple-choice question is a sample test item used in grade 8 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 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: 1992-8M15, No. 13. (sw)

Ohio Mathematics Academic Content Standards (2001)
Patterns, Functions and Algebra Standard
Benchmarks (5–7)
A.
Describe, extend and determine the rule for patterns and relationships occurring in numeric patterns, computation, geometry, graphs and other applications.
B.
Represent, analyze and generalize a variety of patterns and functions with tables, graphs, words and symbolic rules.
Benchmarks (8–10)
A.
Generalize and explain patterns and sequences in order to find the next term and the nth term.
1.
Justify a general rule for a pattern or a function by using physical materials, visual representations, words, tables or graphs.
1.
Represent and analyze patterns, rules and functions, using physical materials, tables and graphs.
2.
Use words and symbols to describe numerical and geometric patterns, rules and functions.