A semantic feature analysis is a pre-test that allows the teacher to gauge what students already know about a topic.
In a semantic feature analysis, students simply put a checkmark in each grid box where the feature and topic are both true. For example, if the topic was "cardinals" and the features said "is red" and "is a type of dog," a check would go in the "is red" box but not the "is a type of dog."
This particular semantic feature analysis deals with a basic understanding of fractions. Students can easily read through the sheet and check to show what they know.