Overview: The GMADE™ (Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a diagnostic mathematics test that measures individual student skills in the main areas of math, and helps K-12 educators pinpoint areas where students need instruction.
Accredition: Requirement "B" level or higher, which is having a Master's Degree in Education or a related field
Age Range: K-12, Adult
Administration: Full Battery, Paper/Pencil
Completion Time: 50-90 minutes
Forms: 10 Levels with two parallel forms for each level
Norms: Norm-Referenced Fall and Spring, Age-based and grade-based
Scores/Interpretation: Stanines, Percentiles, Grade Equivalents, Age Equivalents, Standard Scores, Norm Curve Equivalents, and Growth Scale Values
GMADE measures individual student skills in the core areas of math as identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Use GMADE to determine what students have mastered and where they need instruction, intervention, or enrichment.
GMADE is based on highly reliable scientific research, providing all of the elements you need to correctly and proficiently assess all mathematical competencies. With GMADE’s rich assessment data, you can determine placement of students, analyze strengths and weaknesses, plan instruction, monitor growth from grade to grade, help with post-secondary educational planning, and more.
GMADE uses the standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and is correlated to the NCTM Focal Points, diagnostically assessing core skills in the following three areas: Concepts & Communication, Operations & Computation, Process & Application.
Each subtest contains questions or items designed to measure specific skills that are developmentally appropriate for that level. As GMADE tests progress, each measures sequentially more challenging skills appropriate to the specific levels.
The GMADE assessment was carefully developed to provide a broad sampling of appropriate mathematical tasks, based on a yearlong internal research study of:
Available on CD-ROM, the GMADE Math Resource Library provides numerous reproducible activities and worksheets to reinforce critical math skills and help establish a direct link from test results to intervention. The nine CDs, one for each GMADE level, offer remediation, on-level practice, and enrichment exercises. Each level offers sample worksheets that provide students, small groups, or an entire class opportunities to practice and strengthen their skills.
In addition, professional development courses are available to help make the GMADE assessment more meaningful to every teacher, improving the quality of your instruction
|Processor||RAM||Available Hard-Drive Space||Monitor Settings|
|Windows||XP, Vista, or later||Pentium II, 300 MHz or Higher||128 MB available without scannning; 512 MB available with scanning*||100 MB with Java virual machine; 60 MB without virtual machine||24-bit|
|Macintosh||OS v10.3x (Panther) or later||PowerMac G3|
*Scanning software compatible with PC only.
Note: Faster configurations provide faster installation and enhance software performance.
Installation Instructions - Mac (PDF) - A step-by-step instruction to download GRADE or GMADE to a Mac.
Installation Instructions - PC (PDF) - A step-by-step instruction to download GRADE or GMADE to a PC.
The Client/Server version of the Scoring and Reporting Software uses Microsoft SQL Server 2000 as its backend database. Your organization must have a registered copy of SQL Server 2000 or 2005 in order for the software to function across a network. Although other database options are listed during database selection, only SQL Server 2000 and 2005 have been tested and approved for use with the GRADE and G-MADE Client/Server Scoring and Reporting software.
A numeric ID system for students, teachers, classes, and schools must be in place to use the software.
A number of Optical Mark Read (OMR) scanners are compatible with the GRADE/GMADE Scoring and Reporting Software.
Current Scanner Models (available for sale as of May, 2008)
Please note that these scanning speeds do not take into account time to load and unload the scanner, clearing of misfeeds, or operator interruptions. A faster scanner with a larger capacity automatic feed may be a better fit if a large number of tests or if a number of multiple-page test booklets for the early primary grades will be scanned.
Older Scanner Models (compatible, but no longer sold)
Note that the iNSIGHT and OpScan models have been sold under the NCS, Pearson, and Scantron brand names.
For more information about these scanners, please contact Scantron Corporation at 800-722-6876 or visit Scantron's web site at www.scranton.com.
Presenter: Misty Sprague
During this session the presenter will demonstrate how the Group Reading and Diagnostic Evaluation(GRADE) and Group Math and diagnostic evaluation (GMADE) help to make reading and math more meaningful to each and every student, which will improve the overall quality of instruction. We will also look at understanding how to align the GRADE/GMADE assessment results with correlated interventions to help students improve weaknesses or challenge strengths. This session serves as a good introduction to school personnel who would like to learn more about GRADE/GMADE and how it can be used in their schools.
Date: Sep 05, 2013
Presenter: Misty Sprague
During this session the presenter will demonstrate how the Group Math and Diagnostic Evaluation (GMADE) help to make reading more meaningful to each and every student, which will improve the overall quality of instruction.
Date: Nov 15, 2012