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Professional Development MODULE

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The SAT Suite of Assessments

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Math that Matters Most: Heart of Algebra Problem Solving and Data Analysis

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Module 1 Key Features

Module 2 Words in Context and Command of Evidence

Module 3 Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions

Module 4 Math that Matters Most:

Heart of Algebra

Problem Solving and Data Analysis

Module 5 Math that Matters Most:

Passport to Advanced Math

Additional Topics in Math

Module 6 Using Assessment Data to Inform Instruction

Module 7 Connecting History/Social Studies Instruction with the SAT Suite of Assessments

Module 8 Connecting Science Instruction with the SAT Suite of Assessments

Module 9 The SAT Essay

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What is the Purpose of Module 4?

Review the content assessed for two math Subscores:

Heart of Algebra

Problem Solving and Data Analysis

Connect Heart of Algebra and Problem Solving and Data Analysis skills with classroom instruction in math and other subjects

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Score Reporting on the SAT Suite of Assessments

Score ranges on this table are for the SAT.

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Scores and Score Ranges Across the SAT Suite of Assessments

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CHAPTER

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The overall aim of the SAT Math Test is to assess fluency with, understanding of, and ability to apply the mathematical concepts that are most strongly prerequisite for and useful across a wide range of college majors and careers.

The SAT Math Test has two portions:

Calculator Portion (38 questions) 55 minutes

No-Calculator Portion (20 questions) 25 minutes

Total Questions on the SAT Math Test: 58 questions

Multiple Choice (45 questions)

Student-Produced Response (13 questions)

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The Calculator portion:

gives insight into students’ capacity to use appropriate tools strategically.

includes more complex modeling and reasoning questions to allow students to make computations more efficiently.

includes questions in which the calculator could be a deterrent to expedience.

- Professional Development Modules for the SAT Suite of Assessments
- Overview of the Math Test
- Math Test Information
- Calculator and No-Calculator Portions
- Student-Produced Response Questions
- Math Test Domains
- Math Test Domains Activity
- Heart of Algebra
- What is ‘Heart of Algebra?’
- Heart of Algebra: Assessed Skills
- Heart of Algebra (Calculator)
- Heart of Algebra: Answer
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis
- Connecting the Math Test with Classroom Instruction
- Scores and Reporting
- Sample Reports
- Self Assessment/Reflection

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- Sound
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