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CMA Math Blueprint Preface

Standardized Testing and Reporting Program - California Modified Assessment - Mathematics Blueprint Preface for grades three through seven, Algebra I, and Geometry.

The following blueprints are for the grades three through seven mathematics California Modified Assessment (CMA). Additional blueprints are in development and will be posted upon adoption by the State Board of Education.

The mathematics CMA blueprints consist of 48 or 54 items, depending on the grade level, and contain similar percentages of items per strand to the California Standards Tests (CSTs). The CMA in mathematics is taken by students with an individualized education program (IEP) who meet each of the State Board of Education-adopted eligibility criteria.

It is also important to note:

  • Key Standards are identified with an asterisk (*) and comprise a minimum of 70% of each mathematics CMA.
  • The “# of Items” column shows the numbers of questions testing each standard as well as the total number of questions for each strand (e.g., Number Sense, Algebra and Functions). The “%” column shows the percentage of questions assessing each strand.
  • In the blueprints for grades two through five, a distinction is made between the descriptive statements that proceed each set of standards (e.g., 1.0, 2.0) and the standards that are actually being assessed (e.g., 1.1, 2.1). The Mathematical Reasoning standards are embedded within the standards assessing the remaining four strands.

In some grades or courses there are standards that, while important, are not assessable in a multiple-choice format. These standards are identified with the notation “***”. Though these standards are not assessed, they are important to the comprehension of the strand.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, April 27, 2015

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