This 22 question test addresses several different topics that serve as a foundation for understanding algebraic concepts. Specifically it covers evaluating exponents, expressions with variables, applying the order of operations, and describing number patterns using equations. I personally use this as the first test of the year for my 6th graders. Here's why:
1. Quality questions! A variety of response types including multiple choice, fill in the blank and word problems.
2. Plenty of space to show work, for every problem, right on the test.
3. Tiered difficulty of questions for each operation (Type 2: Basic Question, Type 3: Word Problem or increased difficulty, Type 4: Unique situation requiring the skill)
4. Standards-based rubric included! Easily identify levels of understanding for each topic based on the accuracy of specific questions. The test is very accurate at identifying true mastery.
5. Quick and easy to grade! Color coded answer keys with all work are provided for easy identification of mistakes.
6. The innovative feedback system greatly diminishes grading time, allows for student reflection and targets learning. A UPC code is provided below each question to give very specific feedback while eliminating the need for lengthy comments. The "U" identifies an understanding concern, the "P" highlights a precision mistake in the calculation and the "C" identifies a lack of communicating thinking.
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All Actis Standard assignments are custom created questions that go deeper than your typical drill-and-kill type of worksheet. I created these questions to address every nuance of the objective, which are rooted in the Common Core Standards. The practice is presented to students in a friendly non-intimidating, easy to read format. Space is provided for work and all of the answer keys are included! The answer keys even have work included to demonstrate the type of work your student should be producing. Practice tutorial videos are included for free!