4th Grade New York State Math Exam

Le Roy Central School


NYS MST Standards Dates of Exam Sample Questions Format of Test
How Parents Can Help 2-Pt. Holistic Rubric 3-Pt. Holistic Rubric  

New York State Math/ Science/ Technology Standards:

There are 7 Math /Science/ and Technology Standards for New York State.  The three disciplines are combined because they are interrelated. 

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Format of the 4th Grade Math Exam

The test will be given in three sessions on three consecutive days.  The test will consist of multiple choice questions as well as short response and extended response questions.

The short response and extended response require students to write( rather than select) an appropriate response.  The questions allow students to take different paths to a solution and use different strategies.

Day 1:  30 Multiple choice questions

Day 2:  Short and extended response questions

Day 3:  Short and extended response questions

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How Parents Can Help

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Scoring Rubrics

There are two rubrics that are used in scoring the 4th Grade New York State Math Exam.  They are a 2-Point Holistic Rubric and a 3-Point Holistic Rubric.

2-Point Holistic Rubric:

2 Points A two-point response is complete and correct.

This response

  • demonstrates a thorough understanding of the mathematical concepts and/or procedures embodied in the task
  • indicates that the student has completed the task correctly, using mathematically sound procedures
  • contains clear, complete explanations and/or adequate work when required

 

1 point  A one-point response is only partially correct.

This response

  • indicates that the student has demonstrated only a partial understanding of the mathematical concepts and/or procedures embodied in the task
  • addresses some elements of the task correctly but may be incomplete or contain some procedural or conceptual flaws
  • may contain an incorrect solution but applies a mathematically appropriate process
  • may contain a correct numerical answer but required work is not provided
0 Points  A zero-point  response is completely incorrect, irrelevant, or incoherent, or a correct response arrived at using an obviously incorrect procedure.

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3-Point Holistic Rubric:

3 Points A three-point response is complete and correct.

This response

  • demonstrates a thorough understanding of the mathematical concepts and/or procedures embodied in the task
  • indicates that the student has completed the task correctly, using mathematically sound procedures
  • contains clear, complete explanations and/or adequate work when required
2 Points A two-point response is partially correct.

This response

  • demonstrates partial understanding of the mathematical concepts and/or procedures embodied in the task
  • addresses most aspects of the task, using mathematically sound procedures
  • may contain an incorrect solution but applies a mathematically appropriate  process with valid reasoning and/or explanation
  • may contain a correct solution but provides incomplete procedures, reasoning, and/or explanations
  • may reflect some misunderstanding of the underlying mathematical concepts and/or procedures
1 Point A one-point response is incomplete and exhibits many flaws but is not completely incorrect.

This response

  • demonstrates only a limited understanding of the mathematical concepts and/or procedures embodied in the task
  • may address some elements of the task correctly but reaches an inadequate solution and/or provides reasoning that is faulty or incomplete
  • exhibits multiple flaws related to a misunderstanding of important aspects of the task, misuse of mathematical procedures, or faulty mathematical reasoning
  • reflects a lack of essential understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts
  • may contain a correct numerical answer but required work is not provided
0 Points A zero-point response is completely incorrect, irrelevant or incoherent, or a correct response that was arrived at using an obviously incorrect procedure.

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Dates for the 4th Grade NYS Math Exam:

The NYS 4th Grade Math Exam is May 7, 8, & 9, 2002.

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