8th Grade Testing Information

Grade 8 English Language Arts Standards Coverage Reading, Language, and Listening Component

Reporting Category Genre Standards Percentage of Test
Key Ideas and Details

Students read closely to understand information. They cite textual evidence to support inferences/conclusions. They analyze development and interaction of central ideas, themes, individuals, events, or supporting ideas. They summarize key concepts.

 

Literature
Informational

 

LAFS.8.RL.1.1  LAFS.8.RL.1.2

LAFS.8.RL.1.3

LAFS.8.RI.1.1   LAFS.8.RI.1.2

LAFS.8.RI.1.3

15 – 25%
Craft and Structure

Students interpret connotative and figurative meanings of words/phrases. They analyze how word choice affects meaning/ tone and how text structures impact the text. They determine the effects of point of view or purpose.

 

 

Literature
Informational

 

 

LAFS.8.RL.2.4  LAFS.8.L.3.4

LAFS.8.L.3.5    LAFS.8.RL.2.5

LAFS.8.RL.2.6

LAFS.8.RI.2.4  LAFS.8.L.3.4 LAFS.8.L.3.5    LAFS.8.RI.2.5 LAFS.8.RI.2.6
25 – 35%
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Students integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media formats. They evaluate arguments for claims, validity, relevance, and sufficient evidence. They analyze treatment of similar themes or topics.

 

Literature
Informational

 

 

LAFS.8.RL.3.7 LAFS.8.SL.1.2 LAFS.8.RL.3.9
LAFS.8.RI.3.7 LAFS.8.SL.1.2 LAFS.8.SL.1.3 LAFS.8.RI.3.8 LAFS.8.RI.3.9
20 – 30%
Language and Editing

Students demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

Literature
Informational
LAFS.8.L.1.1
LAFS.8.L.1.2
15 – 25%

For ELA Strand specific explanations please download the LAFS Grade 8 Standards.

8th Grade FSA ELA Standards

 

Grade 8 Mathematics Standards Coverage

Reporting Category Standard Percentage of Test
Expressions and Equations

Students work with radicals and integer exponents. They understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations

MAFS.8.EE.1.1  MAFS.8.EE.1.2  MAFS.8.EE.1.3

MAFS.8.EE.1.4  MAFS.8.EE.2.5  MAFS.8.EE.2.6

MAFS.8.EE.3.7  MAFS.8.EE.3.8

30%
Functions

Students define, evaluate, and compare functions. They use functions to model relationships between quantities

MAFS.8.F.1.1    MAFS.8.F.1.2     MAFS.8.F.1.3

MAFS.8.F.2.4    MAFS.8.F.2.5

25%
Geometry

Students understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software. They understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. They solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

MAFS.8.G.1.2   Also Assesses MAFS.8.G.1.127

MAFS.8.G.1.3   MAFS.8.G.1.4  Also Assesses MAFS.8.G.1.1   MAFS.8.G.1.5  MAFS.8.G.2.6

MAFS.8.G.2.7   Also Assesses MAFS.8.G.2.8

MAFS.8.G.3.9

27%
Statistics and Probability and the Number System

Students investigate patterns of association in bivariate data. They know that there are numbers that are not rational and approximate them by rational numbers.

MAFS.8.SP.1.1  MAFS.8.SP.1.2   MAFS.8.SP.1.3

MAFS.8.SP.1.4  MAFS.8.NS.1.1  MAFS.8.NS.1.2

18%

For Math Strand specific explanations please download the Math Grade 8 Standards.

8th Grade FSA Math Standards