MDTP Readiness Tests

In 2010, the state of California adopted the Common Core as its content standards in mathematics.  As a result of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA-CCSSM), MDTP has been active in developing new readiness tests aligned to common core curriculum expectations.  In fall 2015, MDTP released three newly-developed readiness tests: Grade 7 Readiness, Grade 8 Readiness, and High School Readiness, which are aligned to the CA-CCSSM. In fall 2017, MDTP released two newly-developed CA-CCSSM-aligned readiness tests for curriculum from the integrated framework: Integrated Second Year Readiness and Integrated Third Year Readiness. In fall 2017, MDTP continued to field test two CA-CCSSM-aligned readiness tests for curriculum from the traditional framework:  Geometry Readiness and Second Year Algebra Readiness.  These two traditional tests are in the second year of field-testing.

Each readiness test is designed to measure mastery levels in predetermined topic areas in which competency is necessary for success in the course.  MDTP tests can be administered at various times throughout mathematics courses. Readiness tests may be given near the beginning of a course, part-way through a course, and at the end of a course.

 

MDTP Middle School Readiness Tests

 

Middle School Field Test (MS35D17)

The MS35D17 is an item field test.

This test includes many items that are new and have not previously been tested for reliability or validity. Since MDTP cannot verify that these items are predictive of students' overall or topical readiness, MDTP does not recommend that the resulting data be used as an indicator of student readiness for an entry-level middle school mathematics course. Field-testing should occur in CA-CCSSM Grade 6 classrooms.

Topics: 

  • Decimals
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Fractions, including Applications and Representations
  • Geometric Measurement & Coordinate Geometry
  • Integers
  • Patterns and Sequences

Grade 7 Mathematics Readiness Test

(7R40A15)

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a CA-CCSSM Grade 7 mathematics course and includes standards from grades 3 through 6

Topics:

  • Data Analysis & Statistics
  • Decimals & Percents; Absolute Value
  • Fractions, including Applications
  • Geometric Measurement & Coordinate Geometry
  • Integers
  • Literals & Equations
  • Proportions

Grade 8 Mathematics Readiness Test

(8R40A15)

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a CA-CCSSM Grade 8 mathematics course and includes standards from grades 3 through 7

Topics: 

  • Data Analysis & Probability & Statistics
  • Decimals & Percents; Absolute Value
  • Fractions, including Applications
  • Geometric Measurement & Coordinate Geometry
  • Integers
  • Literals & Equations
  • Proportional Reasoning

High School Mathematics Readiness Test

(HS45A15)

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a CA-CCSSM first year algebra or first year integrated mathematics course and includes standards from grades 3 through 8

Topics: 

  • Data Analysis & Probability & Statistics
  • Decimals, including Applications; Percents: Absolute Value
  • Exponents & Square Roots; Scientific Notation
  • Fractions, including Applications
  • Functions and their Representations
  • Geometry
  • Integers
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities

 

Note: The Prealgebra Readiness (PR40A04) has been replaced by the Grade 7 Mathematics Readiness (7R40A15) and the Grade 8 Mathematics Readiness (8R40A15), which are aligned to the CA-CCSSM. Teachers may continue to use the PR with the understanding that it is not aligned to common core curricular expectations for middle school mathematics courses.

 

MDTP High School Readiness Tests

 High School Mathematics Readiness Test

(HS45A15)

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a CA-CCSSM first year algebra or integrated first year mathematics course and includes standards from grades 3 through 8

Topics: 

  • Data Analysis & Probability & Statistics
  • Decimals, including Applications; Percents: Absolute Value
  • Exponents & Square Roots; Scientific Notation
  • Fractions, including Applications
  • Functions and their Representations
  • Geometry
  • Integers
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities

Integrated Second Year Readiness Test

(IS45A17) 

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a high school CA-CCSSM second-year integrated mathematics course and includes concepts studied in a CA-CCSSM-aligned first-year integrated mathematics course

Topics: 

  • Data Analysis & Probability & Statistics
  • Exponents & Square Roots; Scientific Notation
  • Functions and their Representations
  • Geometry
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities

Integrated Third Year Readiness Test

(IT45A17) 

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a high school CA-CCSSM third-year integrated mathematics course

Topics: 

  • Data Analysis & Probability & Statistics
  • Exponents & Square Roots; Scientific Notation
  • Functions and their Representations
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities
  • Polynomials & Quadratic Equations; including Complex Numbers

Geometry Readiness Test (GR45D17)

The GR45D17 is a field test. 

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a geometry class aligned to CA-CCSSM and includes concepts studied in a CA-CCSSM-aligned first-year algebra course

Topics: 

  • Data Analysis & Probability & Statistics
  • Exponents & Square Roots; Scientific Notation
  • Functions and their Representations
  • Geometry
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities
  • Polynomials and Quadratic Equations

Geometry Readiness Test

(GR45A06)  

Assesses preparation for geometry and include concepts studied in first-year algebra. This test is not aligned to CA-CCSSM

Topics: 

  • Exponents & Square Roots; Scientific Notation
  • Graphical Representation
  • Informal Geometry and Logic
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities
  • Polynomials, including Quadratic Equations
  • Rational Expressions

Second Year Algebra Readiness Test (SR45D17) 

The SR45D17 is a field test.  

Assesses essential topics needed for success in a second-year algebra class aligned to California Common Core State Standards and includes concepts studied in CA-CCSSM-aligned geometry and first-year algebra

Topics: 

  • Data Analysis & Probability & Statistics
  • Exponents & Square Roots; Scientific Notation
  • Functions and their Representations
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities
  • Polynomials & Quadratic Equations; including Complex Numbers

Second Year Algebra Readiness Test

(SR45A06) 

Assesses preparation for second-year algebra and includes concepts covered in the geometry and first-year algebra. This test is not aligned to CA-CCSSM

Topics: 

  • Exponents & Square Roots: Scientifc Notation
  • Geometry & Logic
  • Graphical Representation
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities
  • Polynomials, including Quadratic Equations
  • Rational Expressions

Mathematical Analysis Readiness Test

(MR45A08)

Assesses preparation for precalculus or other courses at that level

Topics: 

  • Euclidean & Analytic Geometry; Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • Exponents & Radicals & Logarithms
  • Functions & their Graphs
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities including Graphs; Absolute Value
  • Polynomials & Quadratic Equations
  • Rational Expressions

Calculus Readiness Test

(CR45A12) 

Assesses preparation for calculus

Topics: 

  • Exponents & Radicals
  • Functions & their Graphs
  • Geometry, including Coordinate Geometry
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities & their Graphs; Absolute Values
  • Logarithmic & Exponential Functions & their Graphs
  • Polynomials & Quadratic Equations & their Graphs
  • Rational Expressions & Graphs of Rational Functions
  • Trigonometry & Graphs of Trigonometric Functions

 

Note: The Algebra Readiness (AR45A10) has been replaced by the High School Readiness (HS45A15), which is aligned to the CA-CCSSM. Teachers may continue to use the AR45A10 with the understanding that it is not aligned to common core curricular expectations for entry-level high school mathematics courses.

 

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All MDTP testing is free for mathematics educators in California K-12 schools.