Middle School Pre-Algebra Diagnostic Pre-Assessment

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This middle school diagnostic pre-algebra assessment for back to school is designed to help you benchmark your students' skills at the beginning of the year and plan for intervention and remediation of learning gaps resulting from remote, hybrid, and quarantine instruction, or summer learning loss.

This assessment for middle school grades (6-8) includes:

  • 19 mixed problems focused on standards-aligned skills, divided into 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade skills and knowledge levels. Assign the problem sets individually by grade, or give them as a combined assessment to benchmark a complete skill range. You can also combine this pre-assessment with the more general Middle School Math Pre-Assessment for a complete picture of your students' skill levels.
  • An answer key and detailed recommendation rubric.
  • A standards-aligned scoring guide with suggestions for skills to review based on student performance on the assessment.

Skills measured in this assessment include:

  • Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
  • Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
  • Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations
  • Understanding that rewriting an expression in different forms shows how properties are related.
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Whilst serving as a soldier in the US Army, Dwayne Vega (B.A., M.Ed,. M.A.) completed a Bachelor’s Degree in English, before going on to attain a Master’s Degree in… Read more

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