Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 912
Domain-Subdomain: Statistics & Probability: Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data
Cluster: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Cluster: Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable. (Algebra 1 - Additional Cluster) (Algebra 2 - Additional Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes


In grades 6 – 8, students describe center and spread in a data distribution. Here they choose a summary statistic appropriate to the characteristics of the data distribution, such as the shape of the distribution or the existence of extreme data points.


  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: GRID item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :


  • Calculator :


  • Clarification :
    Students will represent data using a dot plot, a histogram, or a box
  • Stimulus Attributes :
    Items should use real-world data and be set in a real-world context
  • Response Attributes :
    Items may require the student to apply the basic modeling cycle.

    Items may require the student to choose an appropriate level of

    Items may require the student to choose and interpret the scale in a

    Items may require the student to choose and interpret units.


  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question:

    Max collected data on the height of each of his 20 classmates. The box plot shown represents his data.

    Click above the number line to complete the dot plot that could also represent these data.

  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: GRID: Graphic Response Item Display