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2006-07 NYSAA Test Blueprints

Alternate Grade Level Indicators will be used in 2006-07 to assess student performance on required components of the Core Curricula for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, as charted on the Blueprints.  It is recommended that instructional programs in fall 2006 address these areas of learning for NYSAA-eligible students.  Curriculum content, materials and texts may be simplified to less complex forms, but less complex forms must be age appropriate and remain aligned to the same main ideas being addressed by the studentsí same-aged peers at that grade level.

English Language Arts (ELA)

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies


 

NYSAA Test Blueprint - English Language Arts (ELA)

Effective with 2006-07 Administration

 

REQUIRED COMPONENT

Two ELA Key Ideas Must be Assessed at each Grade Level

Required Key Ideas Vary by Grade as Marked by an X in the Chart Below

ELA Key Idea[1]

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

High School

Reading

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Writing

X

X

X

X

Listening

X

X

X

Speaking*

*Note: Speaking is not assessed on the general education State assessments.

 

 

CHOICE COMPONENT

For Each Required Key Idea, There are Two Possible Standards From Which to Draw

Allowable Choices of Standard Vary by Grade as Marked by an X in the Chart Below Choose 1 Standard for Each Key Idea from Standards Marked with an X

Standards

Key Idea

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

High

School

1

Reading

X

X

X

X

X

2

Reading

X

X

X

X

X

3

Reading

X

X

4

Reading

X

X

1

Writing

X

X

X

X

2

Writing

X

X

3

Writing

X

X

4

Writing

1

Listening

X

X

2

Listening

X

X

X

3

Listening

4

Listening

X

 

[1]Key Ideas are defined on page 2 of the Introduction of the English Language Arts Core Curriculum (May 2005) as the receptive language skills of listening and reading and as the expressive language skills of writing and speaking.

 


 

NYSAA Test Blueprint - Mathematics

Effective with 2006-07 Administration

 

REQUIRED COMPONENT

Two Math Strands Must be Assessed at each Grade Level

Required Strands Vary by Grade as Marked by an X in the Chart Below

MATH

STRANDS

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

High School

Number Sense & Operations

X

X

X

X

X

Measurement

X

X

Geometry

X

X

Algebra

X

X

X

Statistics & Probability

X

X

 

 

CHOICE COMPONENT

For Each Required Strand, There are Two Possible Bands From Which to Draw

Allowable Choices Within Bands Vary by Grade as Marked by an X in the Chart Below For Each Required Strand, Choose 1 of the Bands Marked with an X

Bands

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

High

School

Number Sense & Operations

Number Systems

X

X

X

X

Number Theory

X

Operations

X

X

X

X

X

Measurement

Units of Measurement

X

X

Units/Estimation

X

X

Geometry

Geometric Relationships

X

X

Transformational Geometry

X

Coordinate Geometry

X

Algebra

Variables & Expressions

X

X

X

Equations & Inequalities

X

X

Patterns, Relations & Functions

X

Statistics & Probability

Collection of Data

X

Organization & Display of Data

X

Analysis of Data

X

X

 

See Mathematics Core Curriculum (March 2005) for further information.

 


 

NYSAA Test Blueprint - Science

Effective with 2006-07 Administration

 

REQUIRED COMPONENT

Two Standards must be Assessed at each Grade Level

as Marked by an X in the Chart Below.

Science Standards

Grade 4

Grade 8

High School

1 - Scientific Inquiry

X

X

4 - Living Environment

X

X

X

4 - Physical Setting/ Earth Science

X

 

 

CHOICE COMPONENT

For Each Required Standard, There are Two Possible Key Ideas From Which to Draw

Key Ideas Vary by Grade as Marked by an X in the Chart Below

Choose 1 Key Idea for each Standard from Key Ideas Marked with an X

Standards

Key Idea

Grade

4

Grade

8

High

School*

1 - Scientific Inquiry

1- Develop explanations of natural phenomena

X

2- Testing proposed explanations

X

X

3- Observations made while testing

X

4- Living Environment

1- Similarities/differences between living and nonliving things.

X

3- Changes in organisms over time

X

5- Dynamic equilibrium

X

7- Human decisions/activities impact

X

4- Physical Setting/ Earth Science

1- Relative motion and perspective

X

2- Interactions among components of air, water and land

X

X

3- Particle properties determine observable characteristics of matter and its reactivity

X

 *Note: at the high school level, choices are made within one Standard, i.e., Standard 4.  One choice is drawn from the two designated within the Living Environment section of the curriculum and the other choice is drawn from the two designated within the Physical Setting/Earth Science section of the curriculum.  See the Core Curricula for Science at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci/ls.
 


 

NYSAA Test Blueprint - Social Studies

Effective with 2006-07 Administration

 

REQUIRED COMPONENT

Two Standards must be Assessed at each Grade Level

as Marked by an X in the Chart Below

Social Studies Standards

Grade 5

Grade 8

High School

1 - US and NYS History

X

X

X

(US History)

2 - World History

X

(Global History

5 - Civics, Citizenship and Government

X

X

 

 

CHOICE COMPONENT

For Each Required Standard, There are Two Possible Units From Which to Draw

Units Covered Vary by Grade as Marked by an X in the Chart Below

Choose 1 Unit For Each Standard From Units Marked with an X

Standards

Units

Grade 5

Grade

8

High

School

1- US & NYS History

2 - Constitutional Foundations

X

6 - Colonial Life and Revolutionary War in NYS

X

7 - Industrial Society

X

7 (B) - World in Uncertain Times: 1980-Present

X

8 - Industrial Growth & Expansion in NYS

X

9 - Between the Wars

X

2- World History: Global History and Geography

5 - Age of Revolution

X

8 - Global Connections and Interactions

X

5- Civics, Citizenship & Government

4 - Government of World Communities

X

4 - Experiment in Government

X

9 - Local, State & National Government

X

11- WWII to the Present

X

 

See the Core Curricula for Social Studies at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/ssrg.html.