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Introduction to the HSPE Math Item Specifications

Located in the folders below are the Version II Grade 3 8 and HSPE Item Specification Forms and the Draft Version III Grade 3 8 and HSPE Item Specification Forms . The version II grade 3 8 and HSPE item specification forms were used for the construction of the core test items on the Nevada Proficiency Exams for 2007- 2008 school year. The version II item specifications are aligned to the 2001 math standards.

The new form, (Version III), was used for the creation of the field test items in 2007 - 2008 and for all item development items after that year until 2015. The new item specification forms, (Version III), are located on the previous page under the title: 2006 Math Item Specifications. These item specifications are aligned to the new math standards adopted in the summer of 2006. The forms are in draft form due to the continued development and editing by the subcommittees from: Nevada Department of Education Curriculum Specialist, West ED consultants and Nevada teachers at the annual Item Writing workshops. It is the intention of the Department of Education, that the specification forms will assist educators and students to further understand the key standards needed for success in the area of mathematics in the state of Nevada by each grade level on the yearly CRTs. Questions or comments can be sent to dbrancamp@doe.nv.gov or call (775) 687 9133.

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Carson City, NV 89701
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Carson City, NV 89701
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