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Course SummaryBoost your confidence before you take the ISTEP+ Grade 8 - Math test by using our fun test prep course to prepare. This comprehensive study guide is accessible 24 hours a day and contains short, user-friendly lessons and multiple-choice quizzes to help you do your best.
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About this Course
If you are concerned about how well you will perform on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP +) Grade 8 - Mathematics tests this school year, use this course as an in-depth review of the material you may see on the exam. In it you will complete a series of chapters composed of lessons, quizzes, and practice exams. The lessons and quizzes in this course will help you study the different mathematical principles and operations you will be tested on when you take the ISTEP+ Grade 8 - Mathematics test. After this course you should have a better understanding of:
- Rational numbers, irrational numbers, and operations with rational numbers
- Solving inequalities
- Exponents, scientific notation, and square roots
- Algebraic principles and functions
- Linear equations and rational expressions
- Geometric concepts and principles
- Different forms of data analysis
- Questions asking about probability
- Logic, critical thinking, and other mathematical processes
About the Exam
The ISTEP+ Grade 8 - Mathematics test is used by the Indiana Department of Education to determine if students, like yourself, are learning what you need to learn about mathematics. You will complete this exam in two parts. The first part, an applied-skills assessment, will be either online or a paper/pencil-based test, administered sometime in March. The second, a multiple-choice assessment, could be an online- or paper/pencil-based test, administered sometime in April or May. These tests will include a series of essays, opened-ended questions, multiple choice-questions, technology-enhanced items, and gridded-response items.
Preparing & Registering for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 - Mathematics
In addition to following along in class and doing your homework, you can prepare for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 - Mathematics exam by completing the lessons and assessments of this course. For each chapter, watch the lesson videos and read the lesson transcripts to improve your understanding of the material presented in them. After you complete a lesson, test your understanding of the material by taking the quizzes that accompany them. Use the results from these quizzes to discover topics you don't understand and then use video tags, provided in with your quiz results, to go back to and study the parts of the chapter that explained the topics you missed. At the end of every chapter take the practice chapter exam to make sure you know what you need to know from its lessons. Since the ISTEP+ Grade 8 tests will be administered through your school you will not need to worry about registering for them.
Scoring the ISTEP+ Grade 8 - Mathematics
Your school will receive your scores for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 - Mathematics applied-skills and multiple-choice assessments in May. These scores will depend on how well you do on the essay and open-ended questions of the applied-skills assessment, as well as how you do on the multiple-choice questions, technology-enhanced items, and gridded-response items of the multiple-choice assessment. Your scores will also represent how well you understand:
Number Sense and Computation
Approximate percent of exam: 12-22%
Exam topics covered: Solving problems with rational and irrational numbers, properties of exponents, solving problems with square roots, completing multi-step real-world problems, and solving problems in scientific notation
What you will review: This study guide will help you review the concept and properties of rational and irrational numbers, solving operations with rational numbers, mathematical problems with exponents and square roots, and solving problems in scientific notation.
Algebra & Functions
Approximate percent of exam: 22-32%
Exam topics covered: Solving multi-step linear equations, using linear equations to represent and solve real-world problems, creating and analyzing graphs to represent relationships between two quantities, comparing properties of two linear functions, and graphing pairs of linear equations to approximate a solution
What you will review: View lessons on properties of linear equations, solving linear equations and systems of linear equations, inequalities and graphing inequalities, properties of functions, mathematical operations with functions, graphing functions, comparing two linear functions, and analyzing graphs of functions.
Geometry & Measurement
Approximate percent of exam: 20-30%
Exam topics covered: Describing and calculating the properties of three-dimensional figures, problems with transformations, and using the Pythagorean theorem
What you will review: These resources cover the essentials of geometry principles, transformations, and using the Pythagorean theorem.
Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability
Approximate percent of exam: 12-22%
Exam topics covered: Using scatter plots, calculating probability of compound events, and using the multiplication counting principle
What you will review: Find resources on scatter plots, simple linear regression, calculating probability, and the fundamental (multiplication) counting principle.
Approximate percent of exam: 9-19%
Exam topics covered: Making sense of problems, abstract reasoning, quantitative reasoning, constructing viable arguments, critiquing the reasoning of others, modeling, strategically using tools, precision, and using structure
What you will review: Use this study guide to brush up on logic, critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, propositions, truth values, truth tables, conditional statements, logical equivalence, problem solving principles, and using mathematical models.
The Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) tests are administered by the Indiana Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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