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Mathematical Abilities

Bloom's Taxonomy of the cognitive domain
Mathematics process verbs

 -- LEVEL I = 40% MS    35% HS ---| ------ LEVEL II = 60% MS    65% HS --------------------
 Knowledge Ability to recall previously learned facts, concepts, or principles. Comprehension Ability to translate previously learned information, or to grasp meaning, intent, or relationships. Application Ability to apply previously acquired knowledge or information to a new situation. Analysis Ability to break material down into its components so that organizational structure may be understood. Synthesis Ability to analyze the parts and put them together for form a whole. Evaluation Ability to make judgments based on evidence and determine the value of material based on definite criteria.
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 FCAT uses only two classifications of cognitive skills. Level I includes the knowledge, comprehension, and application (in familiar situations) categories, and Level II includes the application (in unique situations), analysis, synthesis, and evaluation categories.

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