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Assessments
NAEP Assessment Item, Grade 4: Estimate solution of a multi-step word problem
Discipline
Mathematics
3, 4, 5, 6
Professional Commentary

Students must determine the number of dollar bills needed to purchase two notebooks by estimating the total cost. This multiple-choice question is a sample test item used in grade 4 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: 2003-4M10, No. 15. (sw)

Ohio Mathematics Academic Content Standards (2001)
Number, Number Sense and Operations Standard
Benchmarks (3–4)
F.
Count money and make change using both coins and paper bills.
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.
4.
Count money and make change using coins and paper bills to ten dollars.
8.
Solve problems involving counting money and making change, using both coins and paper bills.