
 02/25/15  Adjusted: 10/09/19  2 files
 Grades 4
Fraction Concepts MiniAssessment
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This miniassessment is designed to illustrate some of the fraction concepts listed in clusters 4.NF.A and 4.NF.B, which set an expectation for students to deepen their understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering, and to develop their understanding of operations on fractions. This miniassessment is designed for teachers to use either in the classroom, for selflearning, or in professional development settings to:
 Evaluate students’ understanding of aspects of 4.NF.A and 4.NF.B in order to prepare to teach this material or to check for student ability to demonstrate understanding and apply these concepts;
 Gain knowledge about assessing conceptual understanding of fraction equivalence, ordering, and operations; and
 Illustrate CCSSaligned assessment problems.

Making the Shifts
How does this miniassessment exemplify the instructional Shifts required by CCSSM?
Focus Belongs to the major work of fourth grade Coherence Extends grade 3 understandings of fractions and operations on whole numbers Rigor^{} Conceptual Understanding: primary in this miniassessment
Procedural Skill and Fluency: not targeted in this miniassessment
Application: secondary in this miniassessment

Noteworthy features of this resource
 Mathematically:
 Uses context to help students attach meaning to the operation of multiplication when multiplying a fraction by a whole number
 Includes fractions greater than 1 to highlight the expectations of the Standards
 Reinforces that a fraction is a number by showing fractions on number line diagrams
 Extends grade 3 fraction understandings to new denominators of 5, 10, 12, and 100
 As a miniassessment:
 Assesses important concepts directly, such as knowing any fraction $\frac{a}{b}$ is equivalent to any fraction $\frac{n×a}{n×b}$
 Mixes short conceptual problems with problems that require longer chains of reasoning
 Offers sample solution methods and itemlevel analyses in the answer key to support teachers using student data from the assessment