Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target A

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Don't get irrational about rational exponents. A PowerPoint presentation highlights the sample high school questions from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Claim 1 Target A item specifications. As one part of a larger Claim 1 Item Slide Show series, it covers the connection between radicals and rational exponents.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the questions in a review session for a unit test
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must already have experience with radical expressions and rational exponents
  • While the resource is intended for SBAC states, instructors in PARCC states will still find it to be of value
Pros

  • Includes separate slides showing the answers to each problem
  • Provides several different types of items
Cons

  • None
Common Core