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Items Above the Top 10% Benchmark Lower Quarter Benchmark Items
Median Benchmark Items
Upper Quarter Benchmark Items

Fractions and Number Sense 

C04  Identifies the pair of numbers satisfying given conditions involving ordering integers, decimals, and common fractions. 
F07  Solves a timedistancerate problem that involves division of decimals and conversion of minutes to seconds. 
J14  Identifies the correct position for the decimal point in the quotient in a division of a decimal written in hundredths by a decimal written in thousandths. 
M06  Given the total number and the ratio of the two parts, finds the value of one part. 
M08  Multiplies a twoplace decimal by a threeplace decimal. 
N16  Solves multistep problem with fractions requiring analysis of the verbal relations described. 
N17  Solves a word problem involving multiplication of twodigit oneplace decimals and subtraction of decimals. 
O02  Finds the percent change given the original and the new quantities. 
P15  Solves a word problem involving both addition and
subtraction of familiar fractions. 
P17  Writes a decimal expressed in hundredths as a fraction in lowest terms. 
Q08  Orders a set of decimals of up to three decimal places. 
R08  In a word problem, finds an average by dividing a decimal by a multiple of 100. 
R14  Solves a twostep problem involving multiplication of a whole number by a fraction. 
T02A  In a multistep word problem, finds how many of
each of two groups of different sizes are required to produce a given number. 
Measurement 

E06  Identifies the length of a rectangle given its perimeter and width. 
F10  Recognizes that precision of measurement is related to the size of the unit of measurement. 
I03  Applies knowledge of number of milliliters in a
liter to solve a word problem. 
J10  Finds the area between two rectangles when one is inside the other and their sides are parallel. 
K05  Finds the perimeter of a square given that its area is a square number less than 150. 
P12  Estimates the length of a curved piece of string adjacent to a ruler. 
Q03  From a set of times expressed variously in days, hours, minutes, and seconds, determines which is least. 
S02B  Finds the length of a side of a square, given that
its area is a square number. 
U02A 
Uses computation with fractions to find the length
and width of a rectangle and draws and labels that rectangle on a grid. 
U02B  Given the dimensions of two rectangles, expresses
the ratio of their areas. 
U03  Finds the area of a triangle, on the same base and with the same height as a square, when the length of a side of the square is known. 
Data Representation, Analysis, and Probability 

G01  Reads data from a frequency table to solve a problem. 
Geometry 

I08  Given only the coordinates of two points on the line, selects the coordinates of a third point on that line. 
K08  Uses properties of congruent triangles and the sum of the angles of a triangle to find the measure of an angle. 
L16  Identifies the measure of an angle of a quadrilateral
given the measures of the other three angles. 
M05  Identifies the image of a triangle under a rotation
about a point in the plane. 
N12  Locates a point on a number line given its distance
from two given points. 
P10  Uses properties of similar triangles to find the
length of a corresponding side. 
Q10  Solves a problem involving measures of overlapping angles. 
Algebra 

K04  Solves a linear inequality involving a fraction. 
L15  Uses proportion to find missing values in a table. 
R10  Recognizes properties of operations on real numbers represented in symbolic form. 
S01B  Knowing the first five terms of a sequence growing in one dimension, finds the seventh term. 
T01  Solves a multistep word problem in which there are two unknowns and displays the method of solution. 
V04C  Given the initial terms in a sequence and, for example, the 50th term of that sequence, generalizes to find the next term. 
Fractions and Number Sense 

S03  Solves a word problem involving multiplication
and subtraction of decimals. 
T02B  Uses information in a word problem to determine numerator and denominator and writes the relevant common fraction. 
U01  Estimates the total time in minutes for an event made up of a series of events, each given in minutes and seconds. 
Measurement 

P08  Finds the ratio of width to perimeter for a rectangle when given the ratio of length to width of a rectangle. 
S02C  Finds the perimeter of a figure made up of squares with known length of sides. 
Data Representation, Analysis, and Probability 

V02  Selects relevant information from two advertisements
to solve a complex word problem involving decimals. 
Algebra 

I01  Identifies what the variable represents in an equation
for a given situation. 
I04  Identifies numbers common to two different arithmetic sequences. 
Q01  Selects an algebraic expression to answer a question about a set of linked verbal statements. 
S01C  Generalizing from the first several terms of a sequence growing in two dimensions, explains a way to find a specified term, e.g. the 50th. 
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