Iowa Math Test

Mathematics

The chart below explains what this test assesses at various developmental levels.

Test Description
Level 5/6 This assessment consists of questions about beginning Mathematics concepts, problem solving, and mathematics operations.

The content standards include numeration, geometry, measurement, and applications of addition and subtraction in word problems. Items are read aloud, and responses are pictures and numbers.

Level 7 All questions are read aloud in this assessment, which is administered in two separate sessions.

In Part 1, the response options for each question are either pictorial or numerical. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of, and ability to apply, a variety of concepts in the areas of number sense and operations, geometry, measurement, and number sentences.

In Part 2, some questions involve the interpretation of data presented in graphs or tables: students locate data, compare amounts, or develop generalizations.

For other questions, brief word problems are presented, students solve the problems, and then they record their answers according to the choices provided. One choice in each set is N, meaning that the problem’s solution is not given among the choices presented.

Level 8 The same description as Level 7 with this addition to Part 2:

For other questions, students select a number sentence that could be used to solve the problem.

Levels 9–14 Administered in two parts, this assessment requires students to demonstrate an understanding of Mathematics concepts, relationships, visual representations, and problem solving. Questions deal with number sense and operations, algebraic patterns and connections, data analysis, probability, statistics, geometry, and measurement.
Levels 15–17/18 This assessment measures students’ ability to solve quantitative problems.

The questions present problems that require basic arithmetic and measurement, estimation, data interpretation, and logical thinking. The questions are drawn from the areas of number sense and operations, algebraic patterns and connections, data analysis, probability, statistics, geometry, and measurement