Gradelevel Assessments of Preparedness and 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 two tests: the Precalculus Readiness Test for students entering precalculus coursework.
In Fall 2020, MDTP released the Assessment of Preparedness for 6th Grade Mathematics.
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GradeLevel Assessments of Preparedness
Assessment of Preparedness for 6th Grade Mathematics
(6M35A20)

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)
Renaming the Grade 7 Mathematics Readiness Test (7R40A15)
*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)
Renaming the Grade 8 Mathematics Readiness Test (8R40A15)
*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
(AMR45A19)
Replacing the High School Readiness Test (HS45A15)

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)
Replacing the GR45A06

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)
Replacing the SR45A06

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)
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)
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


The Prealgebra Readiness (PR40A04) has been replaced by the MDTP GradeLevel Assessments for students entering grades 68. Teachers may continue to use the PR with the understanding that it is not aligned to California Common Core curricular expectations for middle school mathematics courses.
The Algebra Readiness (AR45A10) has been replaced by the Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test (AMR45A19) which is aligned to the CACCSSM. Teachers may continue to use the AR45A10 with the understanding that it is not aligned to California Common Core curricular expectations for entrylevel high school mathematics courses.
Refer to Recommendations for Testing and Suggested Use to inform decisions about which tests to use at each secondary level.
Download complete information on Effective and Appropriate Uses of the MDTP Assessment System and Recommendations for Testing and Suggested Use for assessment planning and professional training.
Refer to Understanding MDTP Readiness and 9th Grade Assessments to learn more about MDTP gradelevel and courselevel tests and MDTP 9th Grade Assessments.
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All MDTP testing is free for mathematics educators in California K12 schools.