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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 asked students to demonstrate the ability to order and compare real numbers.

 83 percent of 17-year-olds answered this question correctly.



Which number is between 1.8 and 1.9?










The correct answer is C.

See more about this question in the NAEP Questions Tool.

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