Free, quick, and easy to grade. My students improved from 47% to 63% proficient or advanced on the California State Test the year that I added 6 Algebra 1 mastery tests to my Algebra 2 curriculum (2011). I no longer teach Algebra 1 so I don’t have data for that. This file includes a 10 question Mastery Test on addition of integers, a 10 question Mastery Test on subtraction of integers, and both answer keys. The questions have been carefully designed to cover all aspects of a topic using problems of easy to medium difficulty.
I require students to get at least 9 out of 10 questions correct, or they have to retest until they do. (They get an ‘A’ or a zero.) I give these just before the chapter test. (I no longer give the mid-chapter quiz). While keeping it simple, this will identify who fully understands and who need a little help. It also makes it easy to identify any areas of difficulty.
Check out my sets of mastery tests. There is one set for each quarter of the school year. Each set contains 4 versions of each of 3 different topics, includes answers keys, and sells for only $5. You can also purchase the whole year package (104 pages) for only $18