SCHOOLWIDE MATH ASSESSMENTS

Common Core State Standards in mathematics challenge students to understand the subject matter deeply, think critically and apply their learning to real world problems. California is a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The state administers Smarter Balanced assessments as part of its California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) program. These adaptive summative assessments provide meaningful information about what students are learning and their level of proficiency. The result provide teachers and parents achievement information to support student success.
MDTP tests are used as a diagnostic, formative, and/or summative tool at Hall Middle School. These tests are used to inform instruction and determine student readiness in grade level math achievement. Individual diagnostic reports are provided for students as well as detailed item analyses and summary reports for teachers. The student reports indicate areas in which students did well and those areas in which the test results suggest a need for further study in order to be prepared for future coursework. 
2019  2020 CALENDAR OF COMMON MATH ASSESSMENTS AT HALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Testing Window 
Grade Level 
Test Name 
Purpose(s) 
Sept. 11  15 
6 
Math 6: Illuminate Incoming 6th Grade Broad Math 7: Illuminate Incoming 7th Grade Broad Algebra and Math 8: Illuminate Incoming 8th Grade Broad 
Diagnostic assessment of skills gaps to drive instruction in determining the level of scaffolding and instructional support applicable to ensure universal access 
Value 
Value 
Value 
Value 
Dec. 14  Dec. 18 
6, 7, and 8 
Math 6: MDTP Math 7 Readiness Math 7: MDTP Math 8 Readiness Math 8: MDTP High School Readiness Algebra: MDTP Geometry Readiness Test 
Preassessment to monitor grade level progress and preparedness for the next course 
Feb. 8  Feb. 12 
6, 7, and 8 
Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments 
Formative assessment to monitor student progress with actionable feedback to adjust instruction and student support 
March 29 April 2 
6 and 7 
InHouse Placement Test  Illuminate Algebra Readiness 
Summative assessment of essential grade level standards from grade 3 to current grade level. 
May 
8 
Redwood Geometry Honors Test 
Placement of students into Algebra and Geometry Honors. SignUp and Info from TUHSD. Deadline for signup is TBD 
May 
8 
Redwood Math Placement Tests 
Math placement of all 9th graders as per SB 359 CA Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 
May 10 
6, 7 and 8 
Math 6: MDTP Math 7 Readiness Math 7: MDTP Math 8 Readiness Math 8: MDTP High School Readiness Algebra: MDTP Geometry Readiness Test 
Summative assessment of grade level proficiency and readiness for subsequent math class. 
May 18  May 22 
6, 7, and 8 
Smarter Balanced Assessments (CAASPP) 
Summative assessment of grade level Common Core State Standards 
May 4th 
7 
Illuminate Algebra Readiness Test 
After school from 3:305:00 
Value 
Dates subject to possible change.