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# 6th Grade Pretest

Lesson 6 of 6

## Objective: SWBAT assess their prior knowledge of 6th grade topics.

#### Purpose of Pre-Test

*5 min*

The purpose of the pre-test is for me to assess if what is being covered in future units is already mastered by students. Since I'm giving the test in the beginning of the school year, I expect low scores because most of the concepts and skills have not yet been taught. As a result, it serves as a baseline from which to measure progress throughout the year.

If the majority of students have mastered (80% or better) a topic, then I will simply review the topic, rather than teach the topic as if students don't have any prior understanding. If it's a few students who haven't mastered a topic, then I can individualize my lessons towards them and give them remediation. If the majority of the students haven't mastered a topic, then I know I have to teach the topic as a new topic.

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#### Description of Pretest

*90 min*

The pre-test is composed of 80 multiple choice questions. The test includes 16 different topics, with 5 questions for each topic. The topics are:

1. Multiply Whole Numbers by Fractions

2. Multiply Fractions

3. Divide Whole Numbers by Fractions

4. Divide Fractions by Fractions

5. Multiply and Divide by Posers of Ten

6. Multiply Decimals

7. Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers

8. Divide by Decimals

9. Understand Ratios

10. Understand Percent

11. Unit Rates

12. Ratios in Tables of Data

13. Solve Equations Using Number Sense

14. Solve Equations Using Inverse Operations

15. Use Formulas

16. Volume

The test is administered over a 3 day period allowing 80 minutes each day.

Students should have a pencil and I will provide them with a test booklet and scrap paper.

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#### How to Use the Pre-Test

*5 min*

When the Pre-Test has been graded, students will receive an Individual Record Sheet. On this sheet each topic will be listed. Students will count how many they have correct out of the five questions for each topic and change the fraction to a percent.

After students complete the Individual Record Sheet, I will record the data on a Class Record Sheet. This sheet consists of all the students' name on the left side listed alphabetical vertically and each topic number listed horizontally. I will record the number of correct responses for each topic next to each students' name. Then I will calculate and record the total number of correct responses for all 16 topics.

The Class Record Sheet allows me to quickly identify the topics that the class as a whole needs help with.

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Thank you! I copied the answers on our school scantron sheet and used the scantron machine to correct the tests quickly.

| one year ago | Reply

Thank you very much! Great idea to include the standard too-very helpful!

| one year ago | Reply

Could you please post the record sheet? This would be exremely helpful!

| one year ago | Reply

The year is underway but there is much use for this test. Thank you.

| 2 years ago | Reply

I students are enjoying do all the activities that you have shared. I love that you gave the pre-test at the end.

| 2 years ago | Reply

Might serve well to have anonymous score postings and have the class help calculate the percentages for each section.

Public postings are for very supportive, non-judgmental fellow students.

**I'll probably USE this test,** if I get this job I am interviewing for, because the first day of school is only ** FIVE days away**, after the interview.

Hi Tami. I will scan and upload the test as soon as I can. Thanks, Ursula

| 2 years ago | Reply

Hi there,

Tami again, would you post your pre-test for this activity please?

Thank you,

Tami Leroux

tleroux@psusd.us

| 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Ursula,

Sounds like a great idea, can you post the test please?

Thank you,

Tami Leroux

tleroux@psusd.us

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- UNIT 1: First Week of School
- UNIT 2: Properties of Math
- UNIT 3: Divisibility Rules
- UNIT 4: Factors and Multiples
- UNIT 5: Introduction to Fractions
- UNIT 6: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
- UNIT 7: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
- UNIT 8: Algorithms and Decimal Operations
- UNIT 9: Multi-Unit Summative Assessments
- UNIT 10: Rational Numbers
- UNIT 11: Equivalent Ratios
- UNIT 12: Unit Rate
- UNIT 13: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
- UNIT 14: Algebra
- UNIT 15: Geometry