Informal Math Assessments - Algebra 1

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9th-12th Math Assessments for Algebra-1. These assessments are aligned with Common Core Standards. There are 3 different assessments included (versions 1, 2, and 3). Each assessment is 3 pages long with 27 questions total. These assessments will help you determine the average math abilities of your student in the area of Algebra-1. (See the included directions below, for how to use the assessments).

Also included:

  • ANSWER KEY for all assessments
  • Teacher data recording/progress monitoring/tracking sheets
  • Sample IEP goals for Algebra-1.

These assessments are most EFFECTIVE and GREAT for: Teachers/Resource Specialists/Special Education Teachers to use for progress monitoring, baseline data, IEP information, or to determine a students strengths and areas of concern in the subject of Algebra-1.

Each math question on the assessment is related directly to Common Core Standards for accuracy and consistency.

What can you assess with this?

=Comprehension of Math Standards for Algebra-1

=Average strengths and areas of concern in the subject of Algebra-1

=Math Accuracy


Choose an assessment (version 1, 2, or 3) to give your student. Print the assessment and give it to your student. (Allow your student to have scratch paper). (NOTE: This is not a timed test but you may want to document when your student started and completed the assessment for data purposes.)

Watch your student complete the first 4 questions. If your student struggles on the first 4 questions, stop the assessment. Then allow your student to read through the remainder of the questions on the assessment. Tell your student to try their best and only attempt questions they are familiar with. (We do not want a student to hit their frustration point. Allowing them to try only the familiar questions, can help to keep them motivated).

If students can successfully complete at least 80% of the assessment, the teacher can assume that the student is proficient in Algebra-1 and can retain the information. If students get several questions incorrect, the teacher can use that data to determine the areas of strength and areas of concern.

Use the data sheets provided as documentation for IEPs, progress

monitoring, baseline data, etc.

**Look at Vocabulary for Algebra 1 to find vocabulary practice for Algebra 1 through crossword puzzles!**

Looking for a different subject or lower grade level? Check out these assessments for Grades K-8:

Special Education Math Assessments version 1 (Grades K-8)

Special Education Math Assessments version 2 (Grades K-8)

Special Education Math Assessments version 3 (Grades K-8)

Want to assess it all in Reading, Writing, and Math for grades K-8?

Special Education Assessments BUNDLE K-8th for Reading, Writing, and Math

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.
Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity. For example, interpret ๐˜—(1 + ๐˜ณ)โฟ as the product of ๐˜— and a factor not depending on ๐˜—.
Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see ๐˜นโด โ€“ ๐˜บโด as (๐˜นยฒ)ยฒ โ€“ (๐˜บยฒ)ยฒ, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (๐˜นยฒ โ€“ ๐˜บยฒ)(๐˜นยฒ + ๐˜บยฒ).
Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.


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