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Mathematics Sample QuestionsTest yourself and see how students responded to the same questions on NAEP.

Three sample mathematics questions are presented in this section for each age. The response options for multiple-choice questions are provided as the students saw them, and the oval for the correct answer is filled in. All constructed-response questions in the long-term trend mathematics assessment were scored as correct or
incorrect, and the correct response is shown on the answer line.

 Age 9
Age 13
 Age 17

Sample question 1 required students to apply a multi-step arithmetic operation with decimals to a real-world situation. 

 66 percent of 13-year-olds answered this question correctly.



Sally bought two tickets to a movie. Each ticket cost $4.25. She paid for the tickets with a $10 bill. How much change did she get?












The correct answer is E.

See more about this question in the NAEP Questions Tool.

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