Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Critical Thinking Questions for Students that Promote Deeper Thinking

Critical Thinking Questions for Students That Promote Deeper Thinking | Classification of Critical Thinking Skills that Students Need to Understand! 

The primary job of a teacher is to help student expand, enhance, confront, explain, adjust, discover, analyze, describe and adopt a multitude of critical thinking skills. Questions teachers need to ask and understand before they expect their students to develop critical thinking skills. How do you teach students critical thinking skills? What are the types or classifications of critical thinking? Is the curriculum I am using providing students opportunities to develop critical thinking and inspire deeper curiosity? What is the most important type of critical thinking? What kinds of critical thinking test questions are my students most likely to encounter? 







1. Comprehension (Understanding): to convert information into a form that is personally
meaningful, i.e., that makes sense to the individual who is learning it.

2. Application: to apply abstract or theoretical principles to concrete, practical situations.

3. Analysis: to break down or dissect information into its component parts in order to detect the
relationship among the parts or the relationship between the parts and the whole. (For example,
identify the underlying causes or sources of disagreement during a class discussion.)

4. Synthesis: to build up or connect separate pieces of information to form a larger, more
coherent pattern. (For example, connect related ideas discussed in separate sections or units of a
course into a single, unified product, such as a concept map; integrate ethical concepts learned in
a course and philosophy with marketing concepts learned in a business course to produce a set of
ethical guidelines for business marketing and advertising practices.)

5. Evaluation: to critically judge the validity (truth), morality (ethics), or aesthetic (artistic)
value of ideas, data, or products by using relevant assessment criteria (standards for judging
quality).

6. Deduction: to draw conclusions about particular instances that are logically consistent with
or derive from general principles and premises.

7. Induction: to infer (derive or draw out) well-reasoned generalizations or principles from
individual instances or specific examples. (For example, identify recurrent themes or categories
that emerge during a class discussion.) One form is the ability to abstract and extrapolate a
concept learned in one context and transfer that learning to another context, a cognitive process
often referred to as “decontextualization.” This capacity to transfer knowledge, i.e., to apply a
concept learned in one context to different contexts than the one in which the concept was
originally learned, is often presumed to be the litmus test of whether a student has really (deeply)
learned the concept or has simply memorized it in its original form, for example, the ability to
solve different versions of math problems that require comprehension of the same underlying
mathematical concept.

8. Adduction: to make a case for an argument or position by accumulating supporting evidence
in the form of logical arguments (rational thinking) or research evidence (empirical reasoning).

9. Refutation: to make a case against an argument or position by accumulating contradictory
evidence in the form of logical arguments (rational thinking) or research findings (empirical
reasoning).

10. Balanced Thinking: to carefully consider arguments/evidence for and against a particular
position or viewpoint.

Questions That Promote Deeper Thinking
Questions to Engage Students' Thinking Skills

Classification of Critical Thinking Skills

1. Comprehension (Understanding): to convert information into a form that is
        personally meaningful, i.e., that makes sense to the individual who is learning it.
        (Note: Comprehension can be assumed to be the most basic or fundamental form of
         critical thinking, serving as a necessary pre-condition that enables all other forms of
         critical thinking to take place.)
     Representative Questions:   
     - How would you put ____ into your own words? (Paraphrasing)
     - What would be an example of _____? (Illustrating)
     - How would you translate ____ into visual form? (Concept-Mapping)

2. Application: to apply abstract or theoretical principles to concrete, practical situations.
    Representative Questions:   
    - How can you make use of ____?
    - How could ____ be put into practice?
    - How would ____ be converted into an action plan?

3. Analysis: to break down or dissect information into its component parts in order to
        detect the relationships among the parts, or the relationship between the parts and
        the whole. (For example, identifying the underlying causes or sources of disagreement
        during a class discussion.)
    Representative Questions:    
    - What are the most important/significant ideas or elements of ____? (Prioritization)
    - What assumptions/biases underlie or are hidden within ____? (Deconstruction)
    - What parts of _____ would be similar to/different than  _____? (Comparison-and-Contrast)

4. Synthesis: to build up or connect separate pieces of information to form a larger, more
        coherent pattern. (Examples: Connecting related ideas discussed in separate
        sections or units of a course into a single, unified product, such as a concept
        map. Integrating ethical concepts learned in a course and philosophy with
        marketing concepts learned in a business course to produce a set of ethical
        guidelines for business marketing and advertising practices.)
    Representative Questions:    
    - How can this idea be combined with _____ to create a more compete or
       comprehensive understanding of ____? (Integration)
    - How could these different ideas be grouped together into a more general category?
       (classification)
    - How could these separate ____ be reorganized or rearranged to produce a more
       comprehensive understanding of the “big  picture?”

5. Evaluation: to critically judge the validity (truth), morality (ethics), or aesthetic (artistic) value
        of ideas, data, or products by using relevant assessment criteria (standards for judging
        quality).
    Representative Questions:   
    - How would you judge the accuracy or validity of _______?
    - How would you evaluate the ethical (moral) implications or consequences of _____?
    - How would you rate the aesthetic quality (beauty) of ____?

6. Deduction: to draw conclusions about particular instances that are logically consistent
        with, or derive from general principles and premises.
    Representative Questions:   
    - What specific conclusions can be drawn from this general  ____?
    - If this general  ____ were true, then it would logically follow that ____ 
    - What particular actions or practices would be consistent with this general ____?

7. Induction: to infer (derive or draw out) well-reasoned generalizations or principles
        from individual instances or specific examples. (For example, identifying recurrent
        themes or categories that emerge during a class discussion.)
         Note: One form of induction is the ability to abstract and extrapolate a concept
         learned in one context and transfer that learning to another context—a cognitive
         process often referred to as “decontextualization.” This capacity to transfer
         knowledge, i.e., to apply a concept learned in one context to contexts different than the one
         in which the concept was originally learned, is often presumed to be the “litmus
         test” of whether a student has really (deeply) learned the concept, or has simply
         memorized it in its original form. (For example, if a student can solve different
         versions or examples of math problems that require comprehension of the same,
         underlying mathematical concept, then the student is demonstrating deep learning
         or critical understanding of that concept.)
    Representative Questions:   
    - What are the broader implications of ____?
    - What patterns or themes emerge from ____?
    - What can be extrapolated or extended from this particular ____ that may have more  
       general or universal value? 

8. Adduction: to make a case for an argument or position by accumulating supporting
       evidence in the form of logical arguments (rational thinking) or research evidence
       (empirical reasoning).
    Representative Questions:   
    - What proof exists for ____?
    - What are logical arguments for _____?
    - What research evidence supports _____?
  
9. Refutation: to make a case against an argument or position by accumulating
       contradictory evidence in the form of logical arguments (rational thinking) or
       research findings (empirical reasoning).
    Representative Questions:   
    - What proof exists that ____ is false?
    - What are logical arguments against _____?
    - What research evidence contradicts ____?

10. Balanced Thinking: to carefully consider arguments/evidence for and against a
         particular position or viewpoint.
      Representative Questions:   
    - What are the advantages and disadvantages of ____?
    - What evidence supports and contradicts ____?
    - What are the strengths and weaknesses of ____?

11. Multiple Perspective-Taking: to view an issue from a variety of viewpoints,
         standpoints, or positions in order to gain a more comprehensive and holistic
         understanding.
      Representative Questions:   
      - How would people from different ethnic or racial groups view this ____?
      - How would people from different socioeconomic backgrounds be affected by ____?
      - How would people who differ in age or gender react to ____?

12. Causal Reasoning: to identify cause-effect relationships between different ideas or actions.
      Representative Questions:    
      - How would you explain why ______ occurred?
      - What is responsible for ____?
       - How would ____ affect or influence ____?

13. Ethical Reasoning: to identify what is morally right/ wrong or good/bad about
          particular ideas, attitudes, or practices.
      Representative Questions:   
      - What does ____say about a person’s values?
      - What are the moral implications of ____?
      - Are the expressed or professed convictions of ____ consistent with actual
         commitments and observable actions?

14. Creative Thinking: to generate imaginative ideas, unique perspectives, innovative
           strategies, or novel (alternative) approaches to traditional practices.
           Note: Although critical and creative thinking have often been seen as separate
             cognitive skills, the latter is included in this typology, because it does involve
             thought processes that are deeper or higher than memorization.
      Representative Questions:    
      - What would be an original idea for ____?
      - What could be invented to ____?
      - What might happen if ____? (hypothetical reasoning).


http://www.oucom.ohio.edu/fd/classification_of_critical_think.htm

State Educational Testing Resources

State Educational Testing Resources CCSS ELA and Math 

  • Alabama: AL / Alaska: AK / Arizona: AZ / Arkansas: AR / California: CA
  • Colorado: CO / Connecticut: CT / Delaware: DE / Florida: FL
  • Georgia: GA / Hawaii: HI / Idaho: ID / Illinois: IL / Indiana: IN
  • Iowa: IA / Kansas: KS / Kentucky: KY / Louisiana: LA / Maine: ME
  • Maryland: MD Massachusetts: MA Michigan: MI Minnesota: MN
  • Mississippi: MS / Missouri: MO / Montana: MT / Nebraska: NE
  • Nevada: NV / New Hampshire: NH / New Jersey: NJ / New Mexico: NM
  • New York: NY / North Carolina: NC / North Dakota: ND / Ohio: OH
  • Oklahoma: OK / Oregon: OR / Pennsylvania: PA / Rhode Island: RI
  • South Carolina: SC South Dakota: SD Tennessee: TN Texas: TX
  • Utah: UT Vermont: VT Virginia: VA Washington: WA West Virginia: WV
  • Wisconsin: WI Wyoming: WY

THIS is A WORK in PROGRESS! I will add to the state testing resource as I have time!

Alabama
Alabama Department of Education
Gordon Persons Office Building
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104-3833
Phone: (334) 242-9700
Fax: (334) 242-9708
Email: dmurray@alsde.edu
Website: http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp


State Achievement Test
Alabama High School Graduation Exam
Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test
AHSGE ARMT


Alaska
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
Suite 200
801 West 10th Street
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: (907) 465-2800
Fax: (907) 465-4156
TTY: (907) 465-2815
Email: dorothy.knuth@alaska.gov or eed.webmaster@alaska.gov
Website: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/


State Achievement Test
High School Graduation Qualifying Examination
Standards-based assessment
HSGQE SBA

Arizona
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-4361
Toll-Free: (800) 352-4558
Fax: (602) 542-5440
Email: ADEINBOX@azed.gov
Website: http://www.ade.az.gov/



State Achievement Test
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards
AIMS Science 
AIMS

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Education
Room 304A
Four State Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
Phone: (501) 682-4204
Fax: (501) 682-1079
Email: Ken.James@arkansas.gov
Website: http://ArkansasEd.org/

State Achievement Test ACTAAP released test
Augmented Benchmark Examinations

California
California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: (916) 319-0800
Fax: (916) 319-0100
Email: superintendent@cde.ca.gov
Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/

 CST RELEASED TEST
STAR TEST  2nd Grade
STAR TEST 3RD Grade
STAR TEST 4th Grade 

STAR TEST 5th GRADE 
STAR TEST 6TH Grade 
STAR TEST 7TH GRADE 
STAR TEST 8TH GRADE
STAR TEST 9TH GRADE
STAR TEST 10TH GRADE
STAR TEST 11TH GRADE   

Colorado
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1704
Phone: (303) 866-6600
Fax: (303) 830-0793
Email: howerter_c@cde.state.co.us
Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/

CSAP State Achievement Test

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Education
State Office Building
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1630
Phone: (860) 713-6548
Toll-Free: (800) 465-4014
Fax: (860) 713-7001
Email: AM.Lenkiewicz@ct.gov or mark.mcquillan@ct.gov
Website: http://www.sde.ct.gov/

State Achievement Test

CMT Practice Test

Delaware
Delaware Department of Education
Suite Two
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901-3639
Phone: (302) 735-4000
Fax: (302) 739-4654
Email: mcollier@doe.k12.de.us or llowery@doe.k12.de.us
Website: http://www.doe.state.de.us/

State Achievement Test

District of Columbia
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (District of Columbia)
State Board of Education
Suite 350N
441 Fourth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-6436
Fax: (202) 727-2019
Email: osse@dc.gov or chad.colby@dc.gov
Website: http://osse.dc.gov/seo/site/default.asp

State Achievement Test

Florida
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-0505
Fax: (850) 245-9667
Email: commissioner@fldoe.org
Website: http://www.fldoe.org/

State Achievement Test

FCAT TEST 3rd Grade
FCAT TEST 4th Grade
FCAT TEST 5th Grade
FCAT TEST 6th Grade
FCAT TEST 7th Grade
FCAT TEST 8th Grade     

Georgia
Georgia Department of Education
2066 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30334-5001
Phone: (404) 656-2800
Toll-Free: (800) 311-3627
Toll-Free Restrictions: GA residents only
Fax: (404) 651-8737
Email: brturner@doe.k12.ga.us or kathycox@doe.k12.ga.us
Website: http://www.gadoe.org/

State Achievement Test

CRCT TEST 3rd Grade 
CRCT TEST 4th Grade
CRCT TEST 5th Grade
CRCT TEST 6th Grade
CRCT TEST 7th Grade
CRCT TEST 8th Grade    


Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Education
Systems Accountability Office
Room 411
1390 Miller Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3283
Fax: (808) 586-3440
Email: cara_tanimura@notes.k12.hi.us
Website: http://doe.k12.hi.us/

State Achievement Test

Idaho
Idaho State Board of Education
Len B. Jordan Office Building
650 West State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
Phone: (208) 332-6800
Toll-Free: (800) 432-4601
Toll-Free Restrictions: ID residents only
Fax: (208) 334-2228
TTY: (800) 377-3529
Email: mrmcgrath@sde.idaho.gov or bkmattson@sde.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/
State Achievement Test

Illinois
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: (217) 782-4321
Toll-Free: (866) 262-6663
Toll-Free Restrictions: IL residents only
Fax: (217) 524-4928
TTY: (217) 782-1900
Email: cgroves@isbe.net or statesup@isbe.net
Website: http://www.isbe.net/

State Achievement Test

Indiana
Indiana Department of Education
Statehouse, Room 229
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2795
Phone: (317) 232-6610
Fax: (317) 232-6610
Email: webmaster@doe.in.gov
Website: http://www.doe.in.gov/

ISTEP State Achievement Test

Iowa
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: (515) 281-3436
Fax: (515) 281-4122
Email: kathy.petosa@iowa.gov
Website: http://www.iowa.gov/educate
State Achievement Test

Kansas
Kansas Department of Education
120 South East 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
Phone: (785) 296-3201
Fax: (785) 296-7933
TTY: (785) 296-6338
Email: lasnider@ksde.org or aposny@ksde.org
Website: http://www.ksde.org/
State Achievement Test

Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Education
Capital Plaza Tower
First Floor
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3141
Fax: (502) 564-5680
Email: webmaster@education.ky.gov
Website: http://www.education.ky.gov/
State Achievement Test

Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
Phone: (225) 219-5172
Toll-Free: (877) 453-2721
Fax: (225) 342-0781
Email: customerservice@la.gov
Website: http://www.louisianaschools.net/
State Achievement Test

Maine
Maine Department of Education
Burton M. Cross State Office Building
111 Sewall Street
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Phone: (207) 624-6600
Fax: (207) 624-6601
TTY: (207) 624-6800
Email: tammy.morrill@maine.gov or susan.gendron@maine.gov
Website: http://www.maine.gov/portal/education/
State Achievement Test

Maryland
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-0100
Fax: (410) 333-6033
Email: rpeiffer@msde.state.md.us
Website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE
State Achievement Test

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Phone: (781) 338-3111
Fax: (781) 338-3770
TTY: (800) 439-2370
Email: www@doe.mass.edu or media@doe.mass.edu
Website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/

State Achievement Test MCAS 

Michigan
Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
608 West Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-3324
Fax: (517) 335-4565
Email: thelens3@michigan.gov or schaferm@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

MEAP State Achievement Test

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Phone: (651) 582-8200
Fax: (651) 582-8724
TTY: (651) 582-8201
Email: mde.commissioner@state.mn.us or alice.seagren@state.mn.us
Website: http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html

State Achievement Test

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Education
Central High School
359 North West Street
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 359-3513
Fax: (601) 359-3242
Email: cblanton@mde.k12.ms.us
Website: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

MCT State Achievement Test

Missouri
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Phone: (573) 751-4212
Fax: (573) 751-8613
TTY: (800) 735-2966
Email: pubinfo@dese.mo.gov
Website: http://dese.mo.gov/

State Achievement Test

Montana
Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
Phone: (406) 444-2082
Toll-Free: (888) 231-9393
Toll-Free Restrictions: area code 406 only
Fax: (406) 444-3924
Email: cbergeron@mt.gov
Website: http://www.opi.mt.gov/

State Achievement Test

Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-5020
Fax: 402-471-4433
Email: denise.fisher@nebraska.gov
Website: http://www.nde.state.ne.us/

State Achievement Test

Nevada
Nevada Department of Education
700 East Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 687-9217
Fax: (775) 687-9202
Email: darnold@doe.nv.gov
Website: http://www.doe.nv.gov/

CRT State Achievement Test

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Education
Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3495
Toll-Free: (800) 339-9900
Fax: (603) 271-1953
TTY: Relay NH 711
Email: pbutler@ed.state.nh.us or ltemple@ed.state.nh.us
Website: http://www.ed.state.nh.us/

State Achievement Test

New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Phone: (609) 633-0665
Fax: (609) 984-5347
Email: vocinfo@doe.state.nj.us
Website: http://www.state.nj.gov/education/voc/

State Achievement Test NJ ASK

New Mexico
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
Phone: (505) 827-5800
Fax: (505) 827-6520
Email: Bev.Friedman@state.nm.us or lori.bachman@state.nm.us
Website: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

State Achievement Test

New York
New York State Education Department
Education Building
Room 111
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-5844
Fax: (518) 473-4909
Email: rmills@mail.nysed.gov
Website: http://www.nysed.gov/
State Achievement Test 
NYS  English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

NY Regents Exams Grade 3 ELA 
NY Regents Exams Grade 4 ELA    
NY Regents Exams Grade 5 ELA   
NY Regents Exams Grade 6 ELA   
NY Regents Exams Grade 7 ELA  
NY Regents Exams Grade 8 ELA 

North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-3430
Fax: (919) 807-3445
Email: information@dpi.state.nc.us or mwertis@dpi.state.nc.us
Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/

North Carolina End of Grade Test Grade 3
North Carolina End of Grade Test Grade 4
North Carolina End of Grade Test Grade 5
North Carolina End of Grade Test Grade 6

North Carolina End of Grade Test Grade 7
North Carolina End of Grade Test Grade 8 

North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Department 201
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Phone: (701) 328-2260
Fax: (701) 328-2461
Email: lnorbeck@nd.gov or wsanstead@nd.gov
Website: http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/

State Achievement Test

Ohio
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Phone: (614) 466-4839
Toll-Free: (877) 644-6338
Fax: (614) 728-9300
TTY: (888) 886-0181
Email: patricia.grey@ode.state.oh.us or deborah.delisle@ode.state.oh.us
Website: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

OAA State Achievement Test

Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
Phone: (405) 521-3301
Fax: (405) 521-6205
Email: sandy_garrett@sde.state.ok.us
Website: http://sde.state.ok.us/

State Achievement Test

Oregon
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
Phone: (503) 947-5600
Fax: (503) 378-5156
TTY: (503) 378-2892
Email: gene.evans@state.or.us
Website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/

State Achievement Test

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 787-5820
Fax: (717) 787-7222
TTY: (717) 783-8445
Email: 00admin@state.pa.us or 00sec@state.pa.us
Website: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/

PSSA State Achievement Test

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400
Phone: (401) 222-4690
Fax: (401) 222-6178
TTY: (800) 745-5555
Email: angela.teixeira@ride.ri.gov or irene.monteiro@ride.ri.gov
Website: http://www.ride.ri.gov/

State Achievement Test

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Education
1006 Rutledge Building
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8815
Fax: (803) 734-3389
Email: cclark@ed.sc.gov or jfoster@ed.sc.gov
Website: http://ed.sc.gov/

PASS State Achievement Test

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Education
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: (605) 773-5669
Fax: (605) 773-6139
TTY: (605) 773-6302
Email: betty.leidholt@state.sd.us or deb.barnett@state.sd.us
Website: http://doe.sd.gov/

State Achievement Test

Tennessee
Tennessee State Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower, Sixth Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0375
Phone: (615) 741-2731
Fax: (615) 532-4791
Email: Education.Comments@tn.gov
Website: http://www.state.tn.us/education/

TCAP State Achievement Test

Texas
Texas Education Agency
William B. Travis Building
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
Phone: (512) 463-9734
Fax: (512) 463-9838
TTY: (512) 475-3540
Email: teainfo@tea.state.tx.us or commissioner@tea.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

State Achievement Test 2003-2009 TAKS
State Achievement Test STAAR

Utah
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7500
Fax: (801) 538-7521
Email: mark.peterson@schools.utah.gov
Website: http://www.schools.utah.gov/

State Achievement Test

Vermont
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
Phone: (802) 828-3135
Fax: (802) 828-3140
TTY: (802) 828-2755
Email: doe-Edinfo@state.vt.us or maureen.start@state.vt.us
Website: http://www.education.vermont.gov/

State Achievement Test

Virginia
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Phone: (804) 225-2420
Email: charles.pyle@doe.virginia.gov
Website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

SOL State Achievement Test

Washington
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Washington)
Old Capitol Building
600 South Washington
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: (360) 725-6000
Fax: (360) 753-6712
TTY: (360) 664-3631
Email: karen.conway@k12.wa.us
Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/

MSP State Achievement Test

West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Education
Building 6, Room 358
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Phone: (304) 558-2681
Fax: (304) 558-0048
Email: dvermill@access.k12.wv.us
Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/

State Achievement Test

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone: (608) 266-3584
Toll-Free: (800) 441-4563
Fax: (608) 266-5188
TTY: (608) 267-2427
Email: michael.thompson@dpi.wi.gov
Website: http://dpi.wi.gov/

State Achievement Test

Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Education
Hathaway Building
Second Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
Phone: (307) 777-7675
Fax: (307) 777-6234
TTY: (307) 777-8546
Email: supt@educ.state.wy.us
Website: http://www.k12.wy.us/

PAWS State Achievement Test

Territories

American Samoa 
No records found.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 
No records found.

Federated States of Micronesia
No records found.

Guam
Guam Department of Education
Federal Programs Division
P.O. Box DE
312 Aspinall Avenue
Hagatna, GU 96932
Phone: (671) 475-0470
Fax: (671) 477-4587
Email: icsantos@gdoe.net or gicruz@gdoe.net
Website: http://www.gdoe.net/fedprograms/
State Achievement Test

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Department of Education
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, PR 00919-0759
Phone: (787) 759-2000
Fax: (787) 250-0275
Email: Nieves_C@de.gobierno.pr
Website: http://de.gobierno.pr/dePortal/Inicio/Inicio.aspx
State Achievement Test

Republic of Palau
No records found.

Republic of the Marshall Islands
No records found.

Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Department of Education
1834 Kongens Gade
Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802
Phone: (340) 774-2810
Fax: (340) 779-7153
Email: lterry@doe.vi
Website: http://www.doe.vi/
State Achievement Test


Released Test Items from Other States

Testing Links by State Departments of Education
Social Studies 4-8
Mathematics Grade 10  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Interactive Math Journal Ideas

Free Interactive Math Journal Ideas and Lesson Plans | First Week of School Interactive Math Journal Ideas!

Start of year interactive math journal ideas! 

My interactive math journal with a twist: Answer these interactive math questions as part of your interactive math journals.









  • My favorite math activity is?
  • Why do I need to learn about math? 
  • Why do I need to make math daily goals? 
  • How much do I weigh in stones, pounds, kilos and tons?
  • How tall am I in inches, feet, hands, centimeters, yards and pennies?
  • How many calories, carbs, proteins and fats do I eat a day?
  • How many days old am I?
  • How many words per minute can I read?
  • What is total amount of time I can read without stopping?
  • Who is the tallest and shortest students in the class?
  • How many shapes can I draw and identify?
  • What is the temperature of my drinking fountain water?
  • What are the dimensions of my classroom?
  • What is the ration of girls to boys in the classroom?


 Great Interactive Math Journal Usually Contain:

  1. Math Exemplars and Math Models
  2. Math Illustrations
  3. Math Foldables
  4. Dice Game Sheets
  5. Fraction Charts
  6. Place Value Charts
  7. Math games 
  8. Examples and Non-examples
  9. Graphic vocabulary
  10. Clarification of Concepts
  11. Student Questions and Reflections
  12. Student-made Math Manipulatives 
  13. Table of Contents
  14. Glossary of Tier 3 Math Vocabulary

Teaching Math with Foldables Author Dinah Zike, M. Ed. 
FUN MATH GAME PRINTABLES

math games for the classroom-middle school

A Collection of Math Games using Playing Cards

Math Vocabulary Cards

Kindergarten CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards Kindergarten
1st Grade

1st Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 1st Grade A-L
Vocabulary Cards 1st Grade M-Z
2nd Grade

2nd Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 2nd Grade A-L
Vocabulary Cards 2nd Grade M-Z
3rd Grade

3rd Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 3rd Grade A-L
Vocabulary Cards 3rd Grade M-Z
4th Grade

4th Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 4th Grade A-L
Vocabulary Cards 4th Grade M-Z
5th Grade

5th Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 5th Grade A-L
Vocabulary Cards 5th Grade M-Z

6th Grade

6th Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 6th Grade A-L
Vocabulary Cards 6th Grade M-Z
7th Grade

7th Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 7th Grade A thru M
Vocabulary Cards 7th Grade N thru Z
8th Grade

8th Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards 8th Grade A thru L
Vocabulary Cards 8th Grade M thru Z
Secondary 1 Math

Secondary 1 CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Vocabulary Cards Secondary 1 A thru L
Vocabulary Cards Secondary 1 M thru Z
Secondary 1 Student Glossary
Math Vocabulary Word List

K-6 CCSS Vocabulary Word List
K-8 CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Sec 1 – Sec 3 CCSS Vocabulary Word List

CCSS Math Games | Math Facts Dice Game

CCSS Math Games Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 | Free Printable CCSS Math Games | Dice and Card Games to Practice Math Facts | Teaching Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Math Facts to Kids With Games, Cards, and Dice!

Use the Free Printable CCSS Math Games Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Dice and Card Games to Practice Math Facts
I Have Who Has: Place Value Game
Fraction Playing Cards - Free Download
Making Math More Fun Card Games
Pencil and Paper Math Games
Math Games for the Classroom Grade 6-8
Family Math Night Games
The Game of Pig Subtraction (Grades 3–8)
Math Games For Skills and Concepts
Four Strikes and You’re Out
Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!): A Collection of Math Games
“Fraction Feud” Card Games
MEGA-FUN FRACTIONS
Fraction Flip Fraction Multiplication of Division
Fifth Grade Math Card Games
Equivalent Fractions and Comparing Fractions: Are You My Equal?
Stuffed with Pizza
Rock Paper Scissors Math
Fraction War Flash Cards
KWL Chart: Pre Game Play
Word Worth How much are your spelling words worth? 



Miscellaneous Math Resources 
  1. FIRST Analyze the Problem, THEN Solve It
  2. Math Operations Assessor
  3. Math Operations Assessment—Five Ways to Make a Five
  4. Math Problem Game
  5. Math Problem Solver
  6. Math Problem Solvers Think Strategically
  7. Math Reader English / Spanish
  8. Math Strategy Guide Assessment
  9. Engaging Math Activities
  10. Independent Math Learning Activities English / Spanish Grades 3-8
  11. Math Interest Survey
  12. Collect, Organize, Analyze Chicago Data
  13. Algebra Connections Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
  14. Make Your Own Multiple Choice Question English / Spanish (Grades 3-8)
  15. Five Ways to Make a Five English / Spanish (Grades 3-8)
  16. Blank Template: English / Spanish
  17. Multiple Choice Question Maker for Learning Center
  18. Ten Ways to Make a Ten (Grades 3-8)
  19. Math Knowledge Chart English / Spanish (Grades K-1)
  20. Chart to Make Math Patterns Clear
  21. I Know My Numbers (Grades K-1)
  22. Math Knowledge Chart English / Spanish (Grades K-1)
  23. I Can Collect and Analyze Data English / Spanish
  24. Connect Math to Observing and reporting data about plants:
  25. Math That Grows English / Spanish
  26. Apply math to real-life business situations
  27. Math at Work Business Math
  28. Make and Analyze Bar, Line and Circle Graphs
  29. Analyze Changes over Time with a Line Graph
  30. Line Graph Maker English / Spanish
  31. Analyze Proportions with a Circle Graph
  32. Circle Graph Maker English / Spanish
  33. Analyze Relative Quantities with a Bar Graph
  34. Bar Graph Maker to Analyze Data English / Spanish
  35. My Own Guide to ISAT Math Success
  36. Perimeter illustration by students at Gray School
  37. Math Learning/Assessment Guides that Include Writing
  38. This Week’s Math English / Spanish
  39. This Week’s Math Feature
  40. The Bottom Line: Write to Explain English / Spanish
  41. Math Path English / Spanish
  42. Math Path with Box to Insert Your Problem
  43. Scaffold Math Problem Solving English / Spanish (Grades 3-8)
  44. City Geometry Book: Chicago Shapes English / Spanish
  45. A City Math Book: Chicago Fractions
  46. Real Writers: Guide to Writing with Integrated Math
  47. Math Problem Solving Guide (Grades 5-8)
  48. Make Your Own Math Multiple Choice Question English / Spanish (Grades 3-8)
  49. Meet the Math Challenge
  50. Strategic Math Problem Solver