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1Minnesota Math Curriculum Alignmnent
 The Minnesota Academic Standards (May 19, 2003) were used to develop the curriculum alignment guide for Minnesota. All standards were used to determine matches for the curriculum alignment guide. The referencing of the academic standards in the curriculum alignment guide follows closely with the numbering of the document. In a reference of 2.V.C.1, the 2 indicates the grade level, V indicates the strand, C indicates the sub-strand, and 1 indicates the skill number.

2Minnesota Science Curriculum Alignment
 The Minnesota Academic Standards for Science (December 19, 2003) were used to develop the curriculum alignment guide for Minnesota. The referencing of the skills in the curriculum alignment guide follows closely with the organization of the document. In a reference of 2.IV.G.1, 2 indicates the grade level, IV indicates the strand, G indicates the sub-strand, and 1 indicates the benchmark. The SIP scores for the Minnesota Curriculum Alignment Guide were determined using the national item pool.

3Minnesota Language Arts Curriculum Alignmnent
 The Minnesota Academic Standards (2003) document was used to develop the curriculum alignment guide for Minnesota. Grades one through eight for the Writing (Roman Numeral “II”) strand of the Language Arts Content Standards were used in the matching process. There were no matches to the Reading and Literature or Speaking, Listening and Viewing strands. The referencing of the content standards in the curriculum alignment guide follows closely with the numbering of the document. In a reference of 3.II.A.4b, 3 indicates the grade level, II indicates the strand, A indicates the sub-strand, and 4b indicates the skill (benchmark) number. Second through eighth grade level objectives were used to create the item pools for grades two through eight.

4Minnesota Standards Suggested Learning Objectives
 The following documents summarize the Performance Series Suggested Learning Objectives (SLOs) for each Curriculum Alignment. The SLOs are partitioned into their appropriate Scaled Score ranges within each subject area and each Performance Series unit.

Given a student's Scaled Score, teachers can identify the collection of skills that fall within the corresponding Scaled Score range. These skills can be used as a starting point for instruction.

Click Here To View the Minnesota Mathematics Suggested Learning Objectives as a PDF
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Click Here To View the Minnesota Science Suggested Learning Objectives as a PDF


5Minnesota Standards Item Pool Score Tables
 Standards Item Pool (SIP) Score Tables are provided for teachers who want to see what a student's SIP score would be for a different item pool. The Scaled Score on the left of the table is the minimum Scaled Score required for those SIP scores.

Click Here To View the Minnesota Mathematics SIP Score Table as a PDF
Click Here To View the Minnesota Language Arts SIP Score Table as a PDF


6Minnesota Standards Interquartile Item Plots
 The following graphs illustrate item difficulty Interquartile (items between the 25th and 75th percentile) plots. The bars indicate the range of Performance Series item difficulty (in Scaled Score units) by grade level or item pool. The grade level of the items is determined by the Curriculum Alignment Guide for the state.

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