There are many different ways to measure and assess a student. The key is to look for the most important grade level skills and measure if there is mastery of skills. A great way to measure skills is with a math test. Here are 3 Math Tests that matter and why you should be using them too.

### Diagnostic Test

A diagnostic math test is the perfect assessment to see what students know and don't yet know. It's a great resource to keep in a
student’s file portfolio for parent conferences, to show growth from the
beginning of the year to the end, or to show the guidance counselor results
that could be used to move the student to a different class. Diagnostic math tests can be administered any time during the first semester.

### Midyear Test

A midyear math test is an excellent way to assess how students' knowledge from the first half of the school year. This midyear assessment is a
great resource to keep in a student’s file portfolio for parent conferences, to
show growth from the beginning of the year to the middle of the year, or to
use for math test prep before the state assessment. Midyear math tests can be administered any time during December or January after the first half of the school year.

All midyear math tests are aligned to grade level standards for the 1st and 2nd semesters.

### End of Year Test

An end of year math test is the best way to measure a school year. The end of year math assessment is
a great resource to review the year’s curriculum and to show growth from the
beginning of the year. The results can be shared with parents, administration,
and to show the guidance counselor results that could be used to place the
student in next year’s math class. End of year math tests can be administered any time during May or June after the second half of the school year.

Measuring knowledge is key in knowing if your students have grown. You can't improve if you don't know what skills have been mastered and what you need to reteach or review. Using just 3 math skills tests can make the difference and create a foundation for your students to grow and improve upon.

Happy Teaching and Testing!