Overview: Problem-solving assessment to help predict student’s readiness for algebra courses
Accredition: Requirement "B" level or higher, which is having a Master's Degree in Education or a related field
Age Range: Grades 7 through 11
Administration: Paper-and-pencil, group-administered
50 – 60 minutes
Forms: One form, one level
Norms: Percentile Ranks and Stanines are given for students completing grade 7 mathematics, grade 8 mathematics, and students from each of those two groups who complete a one-year course in algebra the following year.
Scoring Options: Machine scoring via Pearson Scoring and Reporting Services or hand scoring. Ready Results (local scoring and reporting)
Guide for Ordering: Click here for pdf price sheets
Five lessons introduce information and require students to use their reasoning skills to discover answers to the problems that follow. Problem-solving items help accurately assess students’ ability to handle new situations. These items use charts and graphs similar to those specified in the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. A review test assesses very general middle-school mathematics objectives.
The Scoring Key enables classroom teachers to determine results immediately. Student answer sheets include self-reported report card grades in Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Studies. Extensive research shows that combining raw scores from algebra test problems and grades in these subjects gives significantly more accurate results than using raw scores alone.
The scoring key weights the information automatically.
When you scan and score at your school or district office, use Ready Results—a complete scanning, scoring, and reporting system for viewing and controlling your assessment results online in a secure environment. With Ready Results, you can make informed decisions—quickly!
Also, use Ready Results for in-depth analysis of student and group performance. The software supports the ability to view results for multiple assessments on a single report. Administrators can customize the views and create Quick Reports for all users to view online. Access to the results can be controlled down to the teacher level. Any computer with Internet access can be used, all within a secure environment!
A key feature of Ready Results is the ability to control the student records database. The teacher who was responsible for the students who took the test can view the results by class. To further assist in instructional planning, the system allows a teacher to view how their current students performed last year. And with one click, the principal can view on one report how the students in each class performed, making Ready Results well positioned for the new Teacher Accountability requirements. Controlling results by special demographic characteristics is just as easy and makes Ready Results a great fit for RTI initiatives.
Importing data for use with Ready Results can be accomplished in more than one way, depending on the assessment itself and your choice of methods. Options include:
If you are ordering OMR locally scannable documents, please allow 2–5 weeks for printing/delivery since these are print-on-demand documents.
Pearson Scoring Service provides carefully designed score reports. Contact the Scoring Hotline (800-328-5999 or fax 888-556-2103) for information and assistance when ordering scoring services and to resolve scoring problems.
An Order for Scoring Services (OSS) listing the services and options available will usually be included in every order of machine-scorable test booklets and answer documents. Complete the OSS and enclose it with your shipment of answer documents. Please call the Scoring Hotline at 800-328-5999 if you need additional OSS forms. Orleans-Hanna Order Form.