Suggestions for Using MDTP
MDTP provides educators the following resources to help plan and use the MDTP Assessment System.
Aligning MDTP Topics to California State Standards
MDTP provides an alignment of MDTP Topics from each diagnostic test to the California State Standards for Mathematics to assist LEAs to monitor and report growth. MDTP also offers free training to educators to assist their ability to analyze student readiness and growth in these topics.
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Using MDTP Diagnostic Assessments Throughout the Year
Grade 6
The following are recommendations for administering MDTP to students currently in grade 6 mathematics to inform formative cycles of teaching and learning.
6th Grade CC Math  Regular Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Assessment of Preparedness for 6th Grade Mathematics 6M35A20  Fall Grade 6 

Assessment of Preparedness for 6th Grade Mathematics 6M35A20  24 months into Grade 6 

Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15  Spring Grade 6 
6th Grade CC Math  Advanced Grade 6 Content Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15  Fall Grade 6 

Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15  MidYear Grade 6 

Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics 8M40A15  Spring Grade 6 
6th Grade Compacted/Accelerated  Compacted/Accelerated Grade 6 and 7 Content Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15  Fall Grade 6 

Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15  MidYear Grade 6 

Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics 8M40A15  Spring Grade 6 
Grade 7
The following are recommendations for administering MDTP to students currently in grade 7 mathematics to inform formative cycles of teaching and learning.
7th Grade CC Math  Regular Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15  Fall Grade 7 

Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15  24 months into Grade 7 

Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics 8M40A15  Spring Grade 7 
Grade 7 Compacted/Accelerated  Compacted/Accelerated Grade 7 and 8 content Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics 8M40A15  Fall Grade 7 

Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics 8M40A15  MidYear Grade 7 

Algebra/Math 1 Readiness Test AMR45A19 
Spring Grade 7 
Grade 8
The following are recommendations for administering MDTP to students currently in grade 8 mathematics to inform formative cycles of teaching and learning.
8th Grade CC Math  Regular Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics 8M40A15  Fall Grade 8 

Assessment of Preparedness for 8th Grade Mathematics 8M40A15  24 months into Grade 8 

9th Grade Assessment 9A40A19  Spring Grade 8 
Grade 8 Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 in  Compacted/Accelerated (Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1) Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test AMR45A19  Fall Grade 8 

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test AMR45A19 or FCRIs  24 months into Grade 8 

Geometry Readiness GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness ISR45A20 
MidYear Grade 8 

Geometry Assessment GA40D19 or Integrated Second Year Assessment ISA40D19  Spring Grade 8 
Algebra 1 or Integrated Math I
The following are recommendations for administering MDTP to students currently in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 to inform formative cycles of teaching and learning.
Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1  Regular Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test AMR45A19  Fall Algebra 1/IM1 

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test AMR45A19 or FCRIs 
24 months into Algebra 1/IM1 

Geometry Readiness GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Mathematics Test ISR45A20  MidYear Algebra 1/IM1 

Geometry Readiness GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness Test ISR45A20 
Spring Algebra 1/IM1 
Advanced Algebra 1 or Advanced Integrated Math 1  Compacted/Accelerated Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test AMR4519  Fall Algebra 1/IM1 

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness Test AMR4519  24 months into Algebra 1/IM1 

Geometry Readiness Test GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness Test ISR45A20  MidYear Algebra 1/IM1 

Geometry Readiness Test GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness Test ISR45A20  Spring Algebra 1/IM1 
Geometry or Integrated Math 2
The following are recommendations for administering MDTP to students currently in Geometry or Integrated Math 2 to inform formative cycles of teaching and learning.
Geometry or Integrated Math 2  Regular Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Geometry Readiness Test GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness Test ISR45A20 
Fall Geometry/IM2 

Geometry Readiness GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness ISR45A20  24 months into Geometry/IM2 

Second Year Algebra Readiness SR45A19 or Integrated Third Year Readiness ITR45A20  MidYear Geometry/IM2 

Second Year Algebra Readiness Test SR45A19 or Integrated Third Year Readiness Test ITR45A20  Spring Geometry/IM2 
Advanced Geometry or Advanced Integrated Math 2  Advanced/Accelerated Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Geometry Readiness GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness Test ISR45A20  Fall Geometry/IM2 

Geometry Readiness GR45A19 or Integrated Second Year Readiness Test ISR45A20  24 months into Geometry/IM2 

Second Year Algebra Readiness Test SR45A19 or Integrated Third Year Readiness Test ITR45A20 
MidYear Geometry/IM2 

Second Year Algebra Readiness SR45A19 or Integrated Third Year Readiness Test ITR45A20 
Spring Geometry/IM2 
Algebra II or Integrated Math 3
The following are recommendations for administering MDTP to students currently in Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3 to inform formative cycles of teaching and learning.
Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3  Regular Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Integrated Third Year Readiness Test ITR45A20  Fall Algebra 2/IM3 

Integrated Third Year Readiness Test ITR45A20  24 months into Algebra 2/IM3 

Precalculus Readiness Test PR45A22  Spring Algebra 2/IM3 
Advanced Algebra 2 or Advanced Integrated Math 3  Advanced (includes Precalculus topics) Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Second Year Algebra Readiness Test SR45A19 or Integrated Third Year Readiness Test ITR45A20 
Fall Algebra 2/IM3 

Second Year Algebra Readiness Test SR45A19 or Integrated Third Year Readiness Test ITR45A20 
24 months into Algebra 2/IM3 

Precalculus Readiness Test PR45A22  MidYear Algebra 2/IM3 

Calculus Readiness CR45A12  Spring Algebra 2/IM3 
Precalculus or Calculus
The following are recommendations for administering MDTP to students currently in Precalculus or Calculus to inform formative cycles of teaching and learning.
3rd or 4th Course (not Precalculus or Calculus)
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Quantitative Reasoning Diagnostic Field Test QR45D22  Fall 
Precalculus or Math Analysis  Regular/Honors Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Precalculus Readiness Test PR45A22  Fall Precalculus/MA 

Precalculus Readiness Test PR45A22  24 months into Precalculus/MA 

Calculus Readiness Test CR45A12  MidYear Precalculus/MA 

Calculus Readiness Test CR45A12  Spring Precalculus/MA 
Calculus  AP or NonAP Pathway
Purpose  Recommended Test  Administer 

Calculus Readiness Test CR45A12  Fall Calculus 

Calculus Readiness Test CR45A12  24 months into Calculus 
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Administering MDTP for EndofYear State Required Testing
Middle School Grades 58
Articulation from Elementary to Middle School or Middle School to High School
Course 
Pathway 
Purpose 
Recommended Test 
Administer 
Grade 5 CC Math 
Advanced Compacted Accelerated 
One of multiple measures to inform preparedness for the mathematics in the next course Inform program reflection and design 
Assessment of Preparedness for 7th Grade Mathematics 7M40A15 
Spring Grade 5 
Grade 5 CC Math 
Regular 
Inform preparedness for the mathematics in the next course Inform program reflection and design 
Assessment of Preparedness for 6th Grade Mathematics 6M35A20 
Spring Grade 5 
Grade 8 CC Math 
Regular 
One of multiple measures to inform 9th grade course options Inform program reflection and design 
9th Grade Assessment 9A40A19 
Spring Grade 8 
Grade 8 Algebra 1 
Advanced Compacted Accelerated 
One of multiple measures to inform readiness for Geometry Inform program reflection and design 
Geometry Readiness Test GA40D19 
Spring Grade 8 
Grade 8 Integrated 1

Advanced Compacted Accelerated 
One of multiple measures to inform readiness for integrated second year Inform program reflection and design 
Integrated Second Year Readiness Test ISR45A20 
Spring Grade 8 
High School Students in 11th Grade Math Coursework
Course 
Pathway 
Purpose 
Recommended Test 
Algebra II 
Regular (or) Advanced Accelerated 
Inform readiness for Precalculus, Math Analysis, or Trigonometry Check growth from midyear testing Inform program reflection and design 
Precalculus Readiness Test PR45A22 
Integrated Math III 
Regular (or) Advanced Accelerated 
Inform preparedness for Precalculus, Math Analysis, or Trigonometry Inform program reflection and design 

Precalculus 
Regular (or) Honors Advanced Accelerated 
Inform preparedness for Calculus Inform program reflection and design 
Calculus Readiness Test CR45A12 
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