Grade 5 Mathematics Test Released Questions:
If scores on this test are used to measure (determine?) students' mathematics knowledge and skills, the test should be focused on those skills and that knowledge.
I entered the first sentence of the question into Microsoft Word and let it supply the readability statistics, and it measure the sentence at the Flesh-Kincaid Grade level of 7.6. I then took the same sentence to https://readability-score.com and it came back with these:
Please, then, at least accept the possibility that a student's reading abilities might, just might, have a bigger effect on their answering of this question than does their mathematical talents.
By the way, the results on readability for the previous sentence is here: