MDTP Readiness Tests
MDTP Readiness Tests are diagnostic assessments designed to measure mastery levels in foundational topic areas that are necessary for students’ success in that course. MDTP readiness tests inform students’ mathematical preparation for the content in the courselevel students are entering, and/or to inform students’ preparation for the mathematical content in the course they are promoting to.
The diagnostic results should be used formatively to: understand students' strengths and areas of unfinished learning, inform instruction and interventions, evaluate course readiness, measure program growth, and identify appropriate professional learning.
MDTP tests can be administered any time throughout the school year and are available in both paper form and on the MDTP Online Testing platform.
Since the adoption of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CACCSSM), MDTP is actively developing and releasing the following readiness tests aligned to common core curriculum expectations
 Fall 2015, MDTP released the Grade 7 Readiness, Grade 8 Readiness, and High School Readiness
 Fall 2017, MDTP released two high school level readiness tests for curriculum from the integrated framework: Integrated Second Year Readiness and Integrated Third Year Readiness.
 Fall 2018, MDTP continues to field test three tests: the Middle School Entrylevel Diagnostic for students entering Grade 6 common core classrooms and the Geometry Readiness and Second Year Algebra Readiness for students entering coursework defined in the Traditional Pathway in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools.
MDTP Readiness Tests and Field Tests
Middle School Entrylevel Diagnostic Field Test
(MS35D18)

This diagnostic field test assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California common core entrylevel middle school mathematics course. Fieldtesting should occur in Grade 6 classrooms.
This test has 35 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.
Order booklets at the following link.


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


Grade 7 Mathematics Readiness Test
(7R40A15)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

The 7R assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California common core Grade 7 mathematics course.
This test has 40 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

The 8R assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California common core Grade 8 mathematics course.
This test has 40 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

This HS assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California common core entrylevel high school mathematics course such as Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 as defined in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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


High School Mathematics Readiness Field Test
(HS45D18)

This diagnostic field test assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California common core entrylevel high school mathematics course such as Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 as defined in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.
Order booklets at the following link.


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)

The IS assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California common core secondyear integrated mathematics course as defined in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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


Integrated Third Year Readiness Test
(IT45A17)

The IT assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California Common Core thirdyear integrated mathematics course as defined in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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 Field Test
(GR45D18)

This diagnostic field test assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California Common Core Geometry course as defined in the Traditional Pathway in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.
Order booklets at the following link.


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)
*Available in Spanish on paper

This GR assesses preparation for geometry and include concepts studied in firstyear algebra. This test is not aligned to CACCSSM.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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 Field Test
(SR45D18)

This diagnostic field test assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a second year algebra course as defined in the Traditional Pathway in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.
Order booklets at the following link.


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)
*Available in Spanish on paper

This SR assesses preparation for secondyear algebra and includes concepts covered in the geometry and firstyear algebra. This test is not aligned to CACCSSM.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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


Mathematical Analysis Readiness Test
(MR45A08)

The MR assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a precalculus course or other courses at that level.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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)

The CR assesses students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a first year or entrylevel calculus course.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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


The Prealgebra Readiness (PR40A04) has been replaced by the Grade 7 Mathematics Readiness (7R40A15) and the Grade 8 Mathematics Readiness (8R40A15). 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.
The Algebra Readiness (AR45A10) has been replaced by the High School Readiness (HS45A15), which is aligned to the CACCSSM. Teachers may continue to use the AR45A10 with the understanding that it is not aligned to common core curricular expectations for entrylevel high school mathematics courses.
To learn about the differences between MDTP readiness and placement tests, please view the document MDTP Readiness vs. Placement Testing.
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