This is a quick pretest to assess the skills of the Eureka math program in grade 5 , module 2. Critical foundational skills are also included in my pretests to help in planning for differentiation needs.
My tests are all aligned to the Smarter Balanced Test and Item Specifications (current with the most recent release from fall 2015), so items will look like what kids see on the SBA with multiple item types. This allows students to become familiar with these different kinds of items without wasting time on "test prep" activities. I write my district's math tests and have written test items for my state as well as Smarter Balanced. All of these tests have been proofed by teacher teams and will continue to be revised as hundreds of students take them this year.
More in depth problem solving and communication skills will be assessed on the posttests. Look for my other pre and posttests for grades 3-6 coming all through the school year 2015-2016.