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Smarter Balanced High School Mathematics AssessmentSmarter Balanced has defined four claims for mathematics. Claim 1 focuses on concepts and procedures. Students are expected to explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency. The focus is on content knowledge learned at the high school level. A variety of item types are used to collect evidence for Claim 1, including selected response, constructed response, and technology enhanced items and tasks that focus on a particular skill or concept. Content for this claim may also be evaluated at a deeper level with extended response items and performance tasks. Items and tasks have a direct connection to and emphasis on the conceptual categories defined in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Assessment targets that will guide the development of items and tasks for high school:
Claims 2, 3, and 4 are aligned to the mathematical practices from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and are identical across grade levels. For this reason, the Assessment Targets for Claims 2, 3, and 4 are not divided into a gradebygrade description. Claim 2 focuses on problem solving and requires students to solve a range of complex, wellposed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies. Evidence for Claim 2 is elicited through selected response, constructed response, extended response, and technologyenhanced items and tasks that focus on problem solving. Items and tasks written to assessment targets for Claim 2 will ask students to:
Claim 3 focuses on communicating reasoning and requires students to clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others. Evidence for Claim 3 is elicited through constructed response, extended response, and technologyenhanced items and tasks that focus on mathematical reasoning. Items and tasks written for this claim will ask students to explain his or her reasoning, justify a conjecture, and assess the validity of a claim. The Claim 3 targets will require students to:
Claim 4 focuses on modeling and data analysis and requires students to analyze complex, realworld scenarios and construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems. Evidence for Claim 4 is elicited through performance tasks and collections of extended response items that focus on modeling and data analysis. Claim 4 tasks are real world problems that are complex and may contain insufficient or superfluous data. Items and tasks written for this claim will ask students to investigate problems that have more than one solution pathway, summarize the results within the context of the problem, and evaluate the solution within the context of the problem. The assessment targets associated with Claim 4 will require students to:


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