Gradelevel Assessments of Preparedness
Courselevel Readiness Tests
MDTP gradelevel and courselevel diagnostic assessments are designed to measure students’ mathematical preparation in foundational topics of the course 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 potential 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.
MDTP has a full selection of released aligned to the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CACCSSM) curriculum expectations.
MDTP continues to fieldtest one test: the Precalculus Readiness Test for students entering precalculus coursework.
In Fall 2020, MDTP released the Assessment of Preparedness for 6th Grade Mathematics, Integrated Second Year Readiness Test, and Integrated Third Year Readiness Test.
MDTP Diagnostic Test Descriptions
GradeLevel Assessments of Preparedness
Assessment of Preparedness for 6th Grade Mathematics
(6M35A20)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

This is a diagnostic assessment of students' preparedness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California Common Core Grade 6 mathematics course.
This test has 35 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.


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


Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics
(7M40A15)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

This is a diagnostic assessment of students’ preparedness 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


Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics
(8M40A15)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

This is a diagnostic assessment of students’ preparedness 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


CourseLevel Readiness Tests
Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test
(AR45A19)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

This is a diagnostic assessment of students’ readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California Common Core entrylevel Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 course 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


Geometry Readiness Test
(GR45A19)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

This is a diagnostic assessment of 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.


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


Second Year Algebra Readiness Test
(SR45A19)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper

This is a diagnostic assessment of students’ readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a California Common Core secondyear algebra course as defined in the Traditional Pathway 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 and Trigonometry
 Linear Equations & Inequalities
 Polynomials & Quadratic Equations; including Complex Numbers
 Rational Expressions


Integrated Second Year Readiness Test
(ISR45A20)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper
Replacing the ISR45A17

This is a diagnostic assessment of 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
 Rational Expressions


Integrated Third Year Readiness Test
(ITR45A20)
*Available in Spanish online and on paper
Replacing the ITR45A17

This is a diagnostic assessment of 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
 Rational Expressions


Precalculus Readiness Field Test
(PR45D20)
Replacing the Math Analysis Readiness Field Test (MR45D19)

This is a diagnostic field test to assess students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a precalculus course or other courses at that level after completing a California Common Core Integrated Math 3 or Algebra 2 course as defined in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools. Fieldtesting should occur in precalculus or math analysis courses.
This test has 45 questions.
Calculators are not recommended.
*Only available online.


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


Mathematical Analysis Readiness Test
(MR45A08)

This is a diagnostic assessment of 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)

This is a diagnostic assessment of 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


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