Developed by Numeracy Leaders and Whole Schools
These pre- and post-tests have been developed by numeracy leaders working with a whole staff across all grade levels to give you a clear picture of exactly how a student is performing across each of the key standards for subtraction. Uses a range of original and colourful images of real-life objects and common classroom maths materials, tens/hundreds frames, charts and number lines, closed and open-ended arithmetic and real-world scenario questions.
Short and Easy to Run (30mins and 1 double-sided page per student only)
From our experience, we suggest giving pages 1-2 to students up to grade 4. Print pages 2-3 for students up to grade 6. That means each student only needs to complete one double-sided A4 page, yet this gives you a full picture of their development from prep/kindergarten to grade 6!
Aligned to the National Curriculum
For Australian teachers, these tests exactly align to the Australian National Curriculum, as does the marking tool. The National Curriculum is nearly identical to any states with their own, including the new Vic Curriculum and NSW Curriculum, which are all covered by the developmental points contained within these. For the U.S., these tests are also well-aligned to your Common Core Standards and key numeracy experts' research on the developmental steps in numeracy, such as Booker.
Easy to Mark Formula-Based Spreadsheets
There are free, quick-to-use spreadsheets available in my store that match this test to your grade level's key standards - it has automated formulas for quick marking for you. Simply enter '0' for the box to turn red, '1' for a half-correct response (box will turn yellow), and '2' for a fully correct response (box turns green). It also calculates students' scores (no pesky counting ticks) and gives you a very clear picture of whole-class areas of strength and gaps.
Tried and Tested
These have worked extremely well at our school in not only assessing students' progress from their pre- to post-test, but also for planning for differentiation and ensuring consistent teaching targets across multiple year levels. Our whole region is also using them. Once you download these, feel free to edit or adapt anything to your school - but ultimately, maths is maths wherever you are around the world.
Sequential Skills Checklist and Marking Spreadsheet with Formulas (free):
- Subtraction Spreadsheet K/P to Grade 3
- Subtraction Spreadsheet Grade 4 to 6
Full set available for consistency across the year:
- Place Value Assessment
- Addition Assessment
- Multiplication Assessment
- Division Assessment
- Fractions/Decimals Assessment
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