# Instruments

## Math

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) offer one potential learning progression for mathematics. EdInstruments has adopted CCSS’ widely recognized standards as domains in this subcategory. As students progress through their academic careers, CCSS states that students should develop proficiency in the following general areas if they are adequately meeting grade level standards:

• Making sense of problems and persevere in solving them
• Reasoning abstractly and quantitatively
• Constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others
• Modeling with mathematics
• Using appropriate tools strategically
• Attending to precision
• Looking for and making use of structure
• Looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning

Choosing the Right Measurement Tool

As you search our selection of math assessments, keep in mind these assessments can serve a range of purposes. These uses may include individual diagnostics, universal screening, progress monitoring, accountability, research, and/or evaluation. As such, content coverage of a given assessment will vary depending on its intended purpose and use. Users should carefully consider their needs and ensure alignment with the intended purpose of the assessment, as well as the appropriate grade-level learning objectives.

WestEd’s Math Practical Measurement Repository houses “practical measurement” tools and guidance for their use in the context of continuous improvement of 6th-9th grade math teaching and learning. Practical measurement is the deliberate and routine gathering, analysis, and interpretation of information with the distinct purpose of enhancing the learning of educators as they test changes and improve processes that are at the heart of their work. These measures are therefore designed to be used with minimal measurement burden over repeated instances. They are not designed for accountability purposes and they should not be used to evaluate educators.

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## Academic Competence Evaluation Scales (ACES)

The Academic Competence Evaluation Scales (ACES) are questionnaires evaluating social, behavioral, and academic skills related to learning in school. Specifically, ACES measures academic skills in reading, language, mathematics, and critical thinking as well as academic enablers such as motivation, interpersonal skills, engagement, and study skills.

ACES has three versions: ACES-Teacher Form (ACES-TF), ACES-Student Form (ACES-SF), and ACES-College Form (ACES-CF). ACES-TF is for grades K-12 and consists of 73 items using a 5-point Likert scale. ACES-SF is for grades 6-12 and consists of 68 items. The ACES-CF is for students enrolled in colleges or technical schools and consists of 66 items.

As of 2022, ACES-2 is in the process of development and validation, see more details here.

Sub-Category: English Language Arts, Math

## aimswebPlus Math

The aimswebPlus math assessments are sold by Pearson. These online assessments include curriculum-based measures (CBM) and a standards-based assessment designed for screening, progress monitoring, and evaluation of intervention.

Sub-Category: Math

## FastBridge aMath

aMath from FastBridge is a computer-adaptive measure of broad and component math skills designed for screening or progress monitoring.

Sub-Category: Math

## FastBridge CBMmath

FastBridge CBMmath consists of group-administered, standards-aligned assessments designed for universal screening in Grades 1–8, and progress monitoring for grades K–12.

Sub-Category: Math

## Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GMADE)

The GMADE (Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a diagnostic mathematics test sold by Pearson that measures individual student skills in the main areas of math. The assesmsent aligns with standards by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and can be used for growth monitoring, strengths and areas for improvement identification, and student placement.

Sub-Category: Math

## HMH Math Inventory

The HMH Math Inventory is an assessment that can be used for universal screening and growth monitoring. The adaptive, computer-based test can be taken three to five times per year. The HMH Math Inventory was developed with guidance from the National Math Panel, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and was developed to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Sub-Category: Math

## Iowa Assessments - Math

Iowa Assessments, Forms E and F from Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa measure student achievement and growth as defined by the Iowa Core. The tests are sold outside of Iowa by Riverside Insights.

Sub-Category: Math

The i-Ready mathematics component of the assessment suite, sold by Curriculum Associates, includes diagnostic, growth monitoring, and standards mastery options.

Sub-Category: Math

## ISIP Math

ISIP Math is a computer-adaptive test of foundational math skills designed for progress monitoring.

Sub-Category: Math

## Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3) - Math

The KTEA-3 is an individually adminstered battery sold by Pearson. Within the battery is an assessment developed to be aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards and also mapped to the Common Core State Standards.

Sub-Category: Math

## KeyMath-3 Diagnostic Assessment

The KeyMath-3 DA is an individually administered measure of key math concepts and skills. It was developed to be aligned with the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Focal Points.

Sub-Category: Math

## Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth - Math

The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) MAP Growth math assessment is an adaptive benchmark assessment designed to measure academic achievement and growth.

Sub-Category: Math

## National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - Mathematics

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment is given every two years to students at grades 4 and 8, and approximately every four years at grade 12. The assessment measures both mathematics knowledge and the students’ ability to apply their knowledge in problem-solving situations. The results present a broad view of students’ mathematics knowledge, skills, and performance over time. The most recent mathematics assessment was given in 2019 to approximately 149,500 students in grade 4 and 147,400 students in grade 8. The instruments used in the NAEP mathematics assessment are composed of blocks of cognitive items from the previous NAEP assessments, as well as blocks that are newly developed for the current assessment.

Sub-Category: Math

## Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) - Math

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, mathematics assessments are assessments based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The PARCC mathematics assessments include a variety of tasks that measure students' learning of the mathematical content and practice standards for their grade level or course of study. As of 2020, 2 states, Washington D.C., the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education were using PARCC.

Sub-Category: Math

## PSAT 8/9

The PSAT 8/9 is a standardized test from the CollegeBoard for 8th and 9th graders. The math section emphasizes problem solving, modeling, using tools strategically, and using algebraic structure. A total of 38 questions, the math section is divided into a calculator and no-calculator sections.

Sub-Category: Math

## Smarter Balanced - Mathematics

The Smarter Balanced mathematics assessments test student knowledge and skills in mathematics that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Smarter Balanced tests are commonly used across the U.S. in statewide assessment systems.

Sub-Category: Math

## Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition (SAT10): Math

SAT10 was developed to align with state standards and the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The standardized assessment can help monitor students' progress and also identify strengths and areas in need of support for placement and instructional planning. Aprenda-3 is the Spanish assessment modeled off of the Stanford 10 that allows educators to test Spanish-speaking students in their native language.

Sub-Category: Math

## Star Math

Star Math is a computer-adaptive test designed for progress monitoring.

Sub-Category: Math

## TerraNova 3 - Math

TerraNova 3 from Data Recognition Corporation includes a range of assessment products that measure math knowledge and skills, including online formats and brief test forms. The testing system was developed to be aligned to NCTM standards. TerraNova is available in Spanish as SUPERA.

Sub-Category: Math

## Test of Mathematical Abilities – Third Edition (TOMA-3)

The TOMA-3 is an assessment designed to identify, describe, and quantify mathematical deficits in school-age children. In addition to the math assessment, there are also measures of attitudes toward math available.

Sub-Category: Math

## Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) - Mathematics

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) math assessment is an international standardized test that measures math reasoning and problem solving in algebra, geometry, data analysis, and probability. TIMSS is in the process of transitioning to a digitally-based assessment called eTIMSS.

Sub-Category: Math

## Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Fourth Edition (WIAT-4) - Math

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Fourth Edition (WIAT-4) is an individually administered achievement test sold by Pearson for use in a variety of clinical, education, and research settings.

Sub-Category: Math

## Wide Range Achievement Test, Fifth Edition (WRAT5) - Math

The Wide Range Achievement Test, Fifth Edition (WRAT5) is an assessment sold by Pearson that measures math skills, in addition to reading and spelling, and helps identify possible learning disabilities.

Sub-Category: Math