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Assessment: Basic Math Facts
Mastery of the basic facts is critical to students' success in mathematics. Students must pass the High School
Exit Exam where the use of calculators is not permitted.
Basic Facts test will be given throughout the year and the highest duplicated score for each operation will be
recorded. Students must meet the percent correct and the amount of time allowed for each category.
Mathematics Performance Standard Criteria
Math Application Tests - Sample Items
Math Facts Application Tests
• Each assessment for each operation (add, subtract, multiply and divide) will have 5 problems.
• Students must correctly solve 4 of the 5 problems in order to be Advanced Proficient in the operation.
• Each operation’s assessment is grade-level appropriate.
• Addition (Grade 2 example)
44 + 55
• Subtraction (Grade 3 example)
108 – 59
• Multiplication (Grade 4 example)
22 × 76
• Division (Grade 5 example)
744 ÷ 6
Basic Math Facts and Math Application Guidelines
Math Application skills have been added to the Basic Math Facts Assessment.
For a student to be considered Advanced Proficient the student must:
• complete the math facts 70 question test in less than five minutes
• get 97% correct on the math facts test (miss only two)
• take the un-timed math application test for each operation and work at least 4 of 5 correctly. Students must
show their work to get credit.
If the student does not meet all three Percent # Correct Time Math Application
requirements for Advanced Proficient, then out of 70 No Time Limit
the highest level a student can attain is
Proficient. Proficiency Level
Advanced Proficient 97% 68 - 70 ≤ 5 min. 4 of 5 correct
Proficient 93% 65 - 67 ≤ 10 min. 0 to 5 correct
Partial Proficient 90% 63 - 64 ≤ 15 min. Do not take
Not Proficient < 90% < 63 Any time Do not take
Publication Authorized: February 7, 2008 Christine Dominguez Deputy Superintendent
Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
Office of the Math Curriculum Leader
Teacher Resource Center, Room 6
Extension 2962, FAX 426-8448