Teachers administer diagnostic assessments throughout the year so that they can plan effective instruction targeted to the needs of their students. The choice of which assessment to administer runs along a continuum, driven by the goals of the teacher*. The figures below depict general recommendations for each course. If you would like more specific help deciding on the appropriate test to use for your needs, please contact us. Additional middle school resources: Math 6 Math 7 Math 8
Notes on field testing: Integrated Math 2 and 3 have completed field testing and are now available as published test. Common Core aligned Geometry and Algebra 2 are in their second year of field testing, are now available in paper booklets paper or online. Math 6 readiness test should be available in September. The high school placement pilot is available online. Finally, there is a supplemental HS Readiness field test with new questions also available.
* Notes on test Selection: Some teachers want a read on the background knowledge of students at the beginning of a course to help them plan their introduction of current course material; some want to measure progress made in deepening foundational knowledge and correcting misunderstandings mid-course; some want to measure readiness for the next course in the middle of a course; and some want to reflect on curricular strengths and weaknesses at the end of a course. For example, the Math 8 Readiness test, 8R40A15, is often given near the end of Math 7 or the beginning of Math 8. However, some Math 7 teachers administer the Math 8 test nearer the middle of their course while they have a chance to adjust their teaching goals and reorient student learning with plenty of time to spare. And some Math 8 teachers, with a goal of towards bolstering foundational knowledge, will give the Math 8 readiness test up until the end of their course.