The following assessment is to be used at the end of an 8th grade exponents unit. It is a summative assessment to check for student understanding on three (3) state standards at the end of the unit. The standards cover “knowing and applying the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions”, “rewriting expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents”, and “graphing exponential functions”. This test can be given during a 45 minute class period and cover the unit’s four (4) learning objectives
1.At the end of today's lesson, students in 8th Grade Mathematics III will be able to know, apply, and evaluate the use the properties of integer and rational exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions.
2. By the end of the lesson, students in 8th grade Mathematics III will be able to know, solve, and evaluate operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation while also choosing units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities.
3.At the end of today's lesson, students in 8th Grade Mathematics III will be able to graph exponential functions in the form of y=a(bX) with graphing calculators and know how the parameters a and b change the graph.
Included is a test blueprint that categorizes the questions with which each level of Blooms Taxonomy it is aligned. The test includes a variety of Knowledge, Application, Evaluation, and Synthesis questions that align with the 8th Grade Common Core State Standards for Math.
There is a full answer key as well as rubric to grade the short answer and extended response answers. This is a single Microsoft Word file so that it can be edited.