# CAAT Test Basic Operations

## CAAT Test Basic Operations

Learners are required to complete a multiple choice test.

•Paper and Pen•Calculator•Question Sheet (attached)•Answer Sheet (attached)

### A1. Read continuous text

Competency A: F**ind and use Information**

Task group A1: **Read continuous text**

Level: **1**

At this level, learners: **Read brief texts to locate specific details**

**Performance Descriptors** *(Please note that not all might apply)*

The learner:

• Decodes words and makes meaning of sentences in a single text

• Reads short texts to locate a single piece of information

• Follows the sequence of events in straightforward chronological texts

• Follows simple, straightforward instructional texts

• Identifies the main idea in brief texts

• Requires support to identify sources and to evaluate and integrate information

**Task Descriptors** *(Please note that not all might apply)*

• Scope of task is limited

• Involves one text

• Is up to one paragraph in length

• Contains common, familiar vocabulary

• Has a familiar context

• Addresses concrete, day-to-day topics

• Has a highly explicit purpose

**Text Types:**

Instructional, descriptive, narrative, and brief informational texts

**Examples:**

• Notes

• Simple directions

• Instructions

• Brief emails

• Simple narratives

**ESKARGO:**

Embedded Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes Reference Guide for Ontario - A1.1

### C3. Use measures

Competency C: **Understand and Use Numbers**

Task Group C3: **Use measures**

Level: **2**

At this level, learners: **Use measures to make one-step calculations**

**Performance Descriptors**

The learner:

- Calculates using numbers expressed as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and integers
- Calculates angles in simple, common shapes
- Makes estimates
- Understands and uses ratio and proportion
- Interprets and represents area and volume using symbols and abbreviations (e.g. m3 )
- Interprets and applies rates (e.g. km/hr, km/l) and ratios (e.g. map scales)
- Converts units of measurement within the same system and between systems
- Understands and uses formulas for finding the perimeter, area, and volume of simple, common shapes
- Chooses and performs required operation(s); may make inferences to identify required operation(s)
- Selects appropriate steps to solutions
- Interprets, represents, and converts measures using whole numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, and simple, common fractions (e.g. ½, ¼)
- Uses strategies to check accuracy (e.g. estimating, using a calculator, repeating a calculation, using the reverse operation)

**Task Descriptors**

- Scope of task is clearly defined
- May include unfamiliar elements (e.g. context, content)
- Requires the use of rates or common formulas
- Requires one-step calculations, which may be repeated; operations are easily inferred
- May be completed in more than one way
- May involve one document, such as a simple conversion table
- May require converting between whole numbers, decimals, fractions, ratios, and percentages

**ESKARGO:**

Embedded Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes Reference Guide for Ontario – C3.2

### C4. Manage data

Competency C: **Understand and Use Numbers**

Task Group C4: **Manage data**

Level: **1**

At this level, learners: **Make simple comparisons and calculations**

**Performance Descriptors**

The learner:

- Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides whole numbers and decimals
- Recognizes values in number and word format
- Identifies and compares quantities of items
- Understands numerical order
- Identifies and performs required operation
- Begins to interpret integers
- Makes simple estimates
- Interprets and represents values using whole numbers, decimals, percentages, and simple, common fractions (e.g. ½, ¼)
- Follows apparent steps to reach solutions
- Interprets simple, common probabilities, such as the chance of precipitation from a weather forecast
- Recognizes simple patterns
- Uses strategies to check accuracy (e.g. estimating, using a calculator, repeating a calculation, using the reverse operation)

**Task Descriptors**

- Scope of task is limited
- Has a concrete and familiar context
- May require one operation; operation is apparent
- May require the same operation to be performed more than once
- Requires up to a few steps to complete
- Has a set procedure
- May involve one simple document (e.g. list, label)
- Has a highly explicit purpose
- Uses whole numbers and/or simple common fractions or decimals

**ESKARGO:**

Embedded Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes Reference Guide for Ontario – C4.1