I have spent a great deal of time in the last year aligning my classroom with the Common Core. In an effort to help those of you who are doing the same, I am sharing the assessment questions I am asking my students in the Algebra curriculum to complete for their test score and for me to understand level of understanding on this particular standard.
This listing is for the assessment I used to evaluate understanding on standard N.Q.3 in the high school Algebra standards. After reviewing and implementing this standard I realized that it requires a great deal of material; therefore, I have broken this standard up into 2 parts. Part 1 is change as a percent and application of linear systems and part 2 is completing the square and the quadratic formula.
NOTE: I give this same assessment as both a pre and post assessment so I can accurately compare prior knowledge to learned knowledge. In doing so, I use student data folders to help students keep track of their learning.