TEST ITEM SPECIFICATIONS
This benchmark may be assessed using:
- Clarification :
Students will identify the ordered pair that describes the location of a point on a coordinate plane.
Students will identify the point on a coordinate plane that corresponds to a given ordered pair.
Students may identify the location of a point on a coordinate plane that is equidistant from two points.
Items will not include finding a specific distance between points.
Students will describe the horizontal and vertical movements necessary to get from one point to another on a coordinate plane.
- Content Limits :
Items may include the following terms: coordinates, coordinate plane, ordered pairs, midpoint, x-axis and y-axis, but items will not assess the vocabulary of these terms.
- Stimulus Attributes :
All x- and y-coordinates must be whole numbers.
Coordinate grids may have the x- and y-axes labeled.
Coordinate grids may have arrows at the end of each axis.
Items including the use of compass directions must include a compass rose.
All coordinate grids must use a scale of one unit.
Items may be set in either a real-world or a mathematical context.
Graphics should be used in all these items.
SAMPLE TEST ITEMS (1)
- Test Item #: Sample Item 1
- Question: The letters on the coordinate grid below represent the locations of paintings hanging on a wall of an art gallery.
The manager wants to hang another painting exactly halfway between points A and B.
Which ordered pair best describes the location of the new painting?
- Difficulty: N/A
- Type: MC: Multiple Choice