NJ ASK Mathematics Grade 6 (REA) - Ready, Set Go!

NJ ASK Mathematics Grade 6 (REA) - Ready, Set Go!

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by Steven Flanders
     
 
REA’s Ready, Set, Go! NJ ASK Grade 6 Mathematics Test Prep
Gets New Jersey Students Ready for the Math Exam!

REA’s NJ ASK 6 Mathematics test prep takes the confusion out of math and helps sixth graders succeed on the NJ ASK!

All sixth grade students in New Jersey are required to pass the NJ ASK (Assessment of Skills and

Overview

REA’s Ready, Set, Go! NJ ASK Grade 6 Mathematics Test Prep
Gets New Jersey Students Ready for the Math Exam!

REA’s NJ ASK 6 Mathematics test prep takes the confusion out of math and helps sixth graders succeed on the NJ ASK!

All sixth grade students in New Jersey are required to pass the NJ ASK (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) Grade 6 Mathematics assessment test. This revised edition of our popular test prep is fully aligned with the core curriculum standards of the New Jersey Department of Education and gives sixth graders all the information they need to succeed on this important high-stakes exam.

What makes REA’s test preps different? For starters, students will actually like using them. Here’s why:
* Math is explained in simple language, in an easy-to-follow style
* The test prep allows students to learn at their own pace and master the subject
* Student-friendly lessons break down the material into the basics
* Each lesson is fully devoted to a key math concept and includes step-by-step examples
* Paced instruction with drills and quizzes reinforces learning
* Color icons highlight important questions and study tips
* Includes two full-length practice tests with detailed explanations of answers that allow students to test their knowledge and focus on areas in need of improvement
* Test-taking tips and strategies give students added confidence and ease anxiety before the exam

Math topics covered include: numerical operations, geometry and measurement, patterns and algebra, data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics.

When students apply the skills they’ve mastered in this test prep, they can do better in class, raise their grades, and score higher on the NJ ASK.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738605265
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
New Jersey ASK Test Preparation Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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Introduction 

About This Book 
This book provides excellent preparation for the New Jersey ASK6 Mathematics test. Inside, you will find lessons, drills, strategies, and practice tests—all with a singleminded focus: success on the NJ ASK6, an acronym that stands for Assessment of Skills and Knowledge. 
 
Students
This book was specially written and designed to make test practice easy and fruitful for you. Our practice tests are very much like the actual NJ ASK tests, and our review is filled with illustrations, drills, exercises, and practice questions to help you become familiar with the testing environment and to retain information about key topics.

 
Parents
The NJ ASK and other state assessment tests are designed to give you and the school personnel information about how well children are achieving in the areas required by New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards, which describe what students should know at the end of certain grades. This book helps your children review and prepare effectively and positively for the NJ ASK in Mathematics.

Teachers
Because you introduce students to the test-taking environment and the demands of the NJ ASK tests, our authoritative book can help you develop planned, guided instruction and practice testing. Effective preparation means better test scores!

What Is the NJ ASK?
The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge is a standards-based assessment used in New Jersey’s public schools. Performance on the NJ ASK test does not equate with the grades students receive for teacher-assigned work, but rather with proficiency measures pegged to how well students are acquiring the knowledge and skills outlined in the state’s Core Curriculum Content Standards. Those proficiency measures fall into three broad categories, or bands: “partially proficient,” “proficient,” and “advanced proficient.”

 
When Is the NJ ASK Given?
The test is administered in early spring. Grade 6 students take the NJ ASK Mathematics test over two days in early May. During each session, students are asked to complete a combination of multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions. Total testing time is about two hours, which does not include the time used for distributing and collecting materials and reading directions.

 
What Is the Format of the NJ ASK?  
The NJ ASK has two types of questions: multiple-choice and open-ended. The multiple-choice
questions require students to choose the correct answer out of four possible choices and fill-in the appropriate circle in their answer booklet. The open-ended questions require students to write written responses in their own words. Each test section is timed, and students may not proceed to the next section until time for the current section has expired. If students have not finished a section when time runs out, they must stop and put down their pencils. There are clear directions throughout the test. 

 
 
Students will be allowed to use a calculator on some sections of the test. In addition, a reference sheet showing important formulas and information will be provided to the test takers. There is no need for the students to memorize the formulas and information. If any other materials (such as a protractor or ruler) are necessary for taking the test, they will be provided to the students. 

 
Topics Covered on the NJ ASK6 
There are five standards covered on the NJ ASK Grade 6 Mathematics test. Listed below are the standards and their associated strands. 

Number and Numerical Operations
A. Number Sense
B. Numerical Operations
C. Estimation

Geometry and Measurement
A. Geometric Properties
B. Transforming Shapes
C. Coordinate Geometry
D. Units of Measurement
E. Measuring Geometric Objects

Patterns, Algebra, and Functions
A. Patterns
B. Functions and Relationships
C. Modeling
D. Procedures

Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics
A. Data Analysis (Statistics) 
B. Probability
C. Discrete Mathematics—Systematic Listing and Counting
D. Discrete Mathematics—Vertex-Edge Graphs and Algorithms

Mathematical Processes
A. Problem Solving
B. Communication
C. Connections
D. Reasoning 
E. Representations
F. Technology

How to Use This Book 
The best way to prepare for a test is to practice, and you’ll find that we’ve included drills with answers throughout the book, and that our two practice tests include detailed answers. You’ll find that our practice tests are very much like the actual ASK6 you’ll encounter on test day.  

 
To make the most of your study time, we suggest that you take practice test 1 to determine your strengths and weaknesses, and then study the course review material, focusing on your specifi c problem areas. The course review includes the information you need to know when taking the test. Make sure to follow up by taking practice test 2 so you’re thoroughly familiar with the format and feel of the NJ ASK6 Mathematics test.  

 
Test Accommodations and Special Situations   
Every effort is made to provide a level playing field for students with disabilities who are taking the NJ ASK. Most students with educational disabilities and most students whose English language skills are limited take the standard NJ ASK. Students with disabilities will be working toward achieving the standards at whatever level is appropriate for them. Supports such as large-print type are available for students who have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or who have plans required under Section 504 or who use these supports and accommodations during other classroom testing.

 
If the IEP team decides that a student will not take the NJ ASK in Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics, and/or Science, the child will take the Alternate Proficiency Assessment (APA).

Meet the Author

About the Authors  

Steven T. Flanders is a calculus teacher at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an expert in preparing students for standardized tests and has demonstrated success with urban students on both the Pennsylvania State System of Assessment (PSSA) Tests and the Advanced Placement Calculus AB and BC exams. 

Todd P. Campanella is a middle school mathematics teacher at Crockett Middle School in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. Mr. Campanella specializes in preparing students for the NJ ASK Mathematics tests both in his classroom and through his company, TPC Math Tutors LLC, which provides in-home tutors and solution assistance throughout New Jersey.

 

 

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