North Dakota Achievement Standards Practice Test

This is a free practice test for the North Dakota State Assessment and State Common Core Standards Test.

The North Dakota State Assessment and State Common Core Standards Tests are standardized tests given to students in grades K through 12 in the English language arts and math.

These free practice questions were written by the Common Core Standards Testing Experts at  ND uses the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Test (SBAC Test).

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1. In which glass is the water deep?
We’re going to point to colors in the rainbow.  Can you…
2. ...point to orange?

1st Grade

3. Point to ten bird's nests.
4. Which of these is the widest?

2nd Grade

Look at all the objects below.  They resemble shapes you know.  Point to an object that resembles a…
5. ...triangle

3rd Grade

6. The picture below represents the fraction (2/)/3. Which of the following fractions is also represented with the picture below?
Egypt and its River
by Edith A. How, B.A.
1          Egypt is a country in the north of Africa. It has sea to the north and sea to the east. On the north it is called the Mediterranean Sea, and on the east the Red Sea. On the west is the great sandy desert called the Sahara, and to the south are great forests and mountains.
2          Egypt itself is the land of the great River Nile. There is very seldom any rain there, and everyone has to get water from the great river. So all the people live near the Nile or the canals that lead out of it. A "canal" is a waterway, the channel of which has been dug by men. The big towns are where the river flows out into the sea, or where a canal meets the main stream, because the people bring their merchandise to market in boats.
3          All over the land are little villages, where many people live and work in the fields to grow food. Year by year when there is heavy rain in the mountains far away south, the River Nile rises and floods the fields. Then the people plant their seed quickly and get a good harvest. It is not difficult to understand why the egyptians love their great river, which gives them water for their fields and carrys them in their boats from place to place.
7. In paragraph 3 of the text, how should the word "carrys" be spelled correctly?
8. Which of the following words from the text should be capitalized?

4th Grade

Read “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and “The Bear and the Two Travelers” and answer the questions that follow.
The Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content.  An Ant passed by,
bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." 
But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. 
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.  Then the Grasshopper knew:
It is best to prepare for the days of need.
The Bear and the Two Travelers

 TWO MEN were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path.  One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches.  The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. 
The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body.  When he was quite gone, the other Traveler descended from the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear.  "He gave me this advice," his companion replied. 
"Never travel with a friend who
deserts you at the approach of danger." 

9. Which of the following BEST states the themes of these passages?
10. How does the man that is forced to pretend to be dead MOST LIKELY feel towards his friend?

5th Grade

 “Casey at the Bat”
written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer in 1888
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, "If only Casey could but get a whack at that--
We'd put up even money now, with Casey at the bat."

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
And the former was a hoodoo, while the latter was a cake;
So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat,
For there seemed but little chance of Casey getting to the bat.

But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all,
And Blake, the much despisèd, tore the cover off the ball;
And when the dust had lifted, and men saw what had occurred,
There was Jimmy safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third.

Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
It pounded on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.

There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place;
There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face.
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat.

Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt;
Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt;
Then while the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip,
Defiance flashed in Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip.

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there.
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped--
"That ain't my style," said Casey. "Strike one!" the umpire said.

From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,
Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore;
"Kill him! Kill the umpire!" shouted some one on the stand;
And it's likely they'd have killed him had not Casey raised his hand.

With a smile of Christian charity great Casey's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;
He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the dun sphere flew;
But Casey still ignored it, and the umpire said, "Strike two!"

"Fraud!" cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered "Fraud!"
But one scornful look from Casey and the audience was awed.
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
And they knew that Casey wouldn't let that ball go by again.

The sneer has fled from Casey's lip, his teeth are clenched in hate;
He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate.
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go.
And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville--great Casey has struck out.
11. What does "visage" mean in the below stanza from the poem?
With a smile of Christian charity great Casey's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;
He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the dun sphere flew;
But Casey still ignored it, and the umpire said, "Strike two!"
12. Identify the strongest theme found in the poem.
13. What does the idiom in the title of the poem mean?

6th Grade

14. Joshua has a rectangular plot of land that he will be using to grow vegetables with an area of 5/8 -km--^2. If the length of the plot is 3/4 km, what is the width of the land?
15. Mrs. Fitzgerald has 88 marbles and 56 caps. If she wants to give each student the same amount of marbles and caps after school, what is the greatest number of students she can invite to take part in this learning?

7th Grade

16. Simplify the expression -4(2-3t).
17. There are 8 apples in the bag. 2 of the apples in the bag are green and the rest are red. Which of the following represents the fraction of red apples in the bag?

8th Grade

18. Which of the following functions has the greater rate of change than the function in the graph below?
19. What is the equation of the line that passes through the points (2,6) and (4,10) and intersects y-axis at 2?
20. What is the solution to the system of linear equations x-2y+4=0 and x-2y-2=0?

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