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# Ratios and Rates Mini-Assessment

Author: Student Achievement Partners

• Description
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This mini-assessment is designed to illustrate some of the expectations of cluster 6.RP.A, which sets an expectation for understanding ratio concepts and using ratio reasoning to solve problems. This mini-assessment is designed for teachers to use either in the classroom, for self-learning, or in professional development settings to:

• Evaluate students' understanding of 6.RP.A in order to prepare to teach this material or to check for student ability to demonstrate understanding and application of these concepts;
• Gain knowledge about assessing ratio and rate application problems; and
• Illustrate CCSS-aligned assessment problems.

• Making the Shifts

How does this mini-assessment exemplify the instructional Shifts required by CCSSM?

 Focus Belongs to the major work of sixth grade Coherence Builds on elementary understandings of multiplication and division; Lays foundation for grade 7 work with ratios having rational numbers, proportional relationships, and solving multi-step ratio and percent problems Rigor Conceptual Understanding: secondary in this mini-assessment Procedural Skill and Fluency: not targeted in this mini-assessment Application: primary in this mini-assessment
• Noteworthy features of this resource
• Mathematically:
• Aligns largely with standard 6.RP.A.3, which is an application standard that is anchored in the conceptual understanding of ratio and rate
• Requires some decimal computation to give students practice with a variety of numbers while responding to authentic, real-world application questions
• Targets a variety of student solution paths including ratio tables, graphs, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, and unit rates
• As a mini-assessment:
• Offers sample solution methods in the answer key that illustrate some of the many ways that students may solve these questions
• Includes short conceptual questions as well as multi-step application questions with varying levels of scaffolding