MATHEMATICS
Essential Skill Assessment
Apply mathematics in a variety of settings
Graduation Requirement
Students first enrolled in Grade 9 in the 20102011 school year and beyond are required to demonstrate that they are proficient in the Mathematics Essential Skill in order to graduate.
Students fulfill this graduation requirement by earning at, or above, a specific score (the achievement standard) on one of the approved assessments.
Approved Assessment Categories
Category 
Assessment Description 
Achievement Standard 
Statewide Assessment 
OAKS Mathematics Assessment 
236 
Standardized Assessment 
Other Assessment List  options and achievement standards 
Work Samples 
Two Work Samples:
• One each for any two of the required content strands (Algebra, Geometry, or Statistics)

For each Work Sample, minimum score of 4 in all Process Dimensions
Process Dimensions:
• Making Sense of the Task
• Representing and Solving the Task
• Communicating Reasoning
• Accuracy
• Reflecting and Evaluating 
Work Sample Resources
Developing Mathematics Work Samples
Scoring Mathematics Work Samples
Administering Mathematics Work Samples
To Practice
To Fulfill Graduation Requirement
Mathematics Professional Development and General Resources
Assessment Planning Resources
To support Essential Skills across K12 curricula, links to instructional planning resources, including Common Core links, and data resources follow.
StandardsBased Instructional Planning