Mathematics
Basic Fact Practice Tests

California State Academic Standards for Mathematics and the District Standards for Excellence in Mathematics expect students to have mastered basic math facts at designated grade levels.  The following standards and their grade levels specify the content to be mastered at each grade.

Grade

 Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools
Basic Facts

 1

Know from memory addition facts (sums to 20) and the corresponding subtraction facts.

 2

Memorize addition and subtraction facts, multiplication tables of 2s, 5s, and 10s.

 3

Memorize the multiplication tables for numbers between 1 and 10.

 4

Memorize multiplication and division facts for numbers between 0 and 10.

 5-8

Demonstrate proficiency with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

All students must have the opportunity to build their knowledge of basic facts through ongoing classroom and homework activities.  The district has practice sets of Basic Fact Tests available through the Central Library.  It is recommended that the practice tests be administered at a minimum of every other week.  The Test Sets, grade level designations and time allotments are on the attached chart.

The Math Facts for Quarterly/Trimester Testing and Reporting and the practice sets are not the same test.  The Math Facts for Quarterly/Trimester Testing and Reporting were designed to specifically meet the requirements outlined in the state framework and standards.

To be in alignment with state requirements, Basic Math Facts Quarterly/Trimester Testing and Reporting has been established for each grade level as per the table below.

 Grade

 

 Number of Problems

 Mastery Score

 Test Focus

Quarterly Testing - All tests listed are given each quarter until mastery.

 1

 30

 27-30

Addition (sums to twenty)

30

27-30

Subtraction (facts less than twenty)

  2

 60

 54-60

Addition (sums to twenty)

60

54-60

Subtraction (facts less than twenty)

30

27-30

Multiplication (2s, 5s, 10s)

  3

 100

 90-100

Addition (sums to twenty)

100

90-100

Subtraction (facts less than twenty)

50

45-50

Multiplication (0-9)

50

45-50

Division (0-9)

  4

100

 90-100

Addition (sums to twenty)*

100

90-100

Subtraction (facts less than twenty)*

100

90-100

Multiplication (0-9)

100

90-100

Division (0-9)

  5

100

90-100

Addition (sums to twenty)*

100

90-100

Subtraction (facts less than twenty)*

100

90-100

Multiplication (0-12)

100

90-100

Division (0-12)

Trimester Testing - All tests listed below are given each trimester until mastery.

 6

 

100

 90-100

Addition (sums to twenty)*

100

90-100

Subtraction (facts less than twenty)*

100

90-100

Multiplication (0-12)*

100

90-100

Division (0-12)*

 *  Students must retake the test each quarter until the 90% mastery level is attained.

Time Allotment:  All tests have a five (5) minute time limit.

Every student is to take the designated fact test on the same schedule as the math benchmarks, until mastery level has been attained.  Mastery is 90% accuracy.   Once a student has mastered the test it is not necessary for the student to continue taking the Math Facts for Quarterly/Trimester Testing and Reporting.  However, it is suggested that the student continue to participate in classroom activities and take the practice fact tests with their class, which will enable the student to maintain their performance level.

Basic Fact Practice Tests

Listed below are the grade level designations time allotments for the timed Basic Fact Tests.

Grade

 Test

 Time

 1

Test Set I
     Addition              (27 facts)
     Subtraction         (27 facts)

Initially 10 minutes decreasing to 5 minutes at mastery

 1

 Test Set II
     Addition              (48 facts)
     Subtraction         (48 facts)

Initially 10 minutes decreasing to 5 minutes at mastery

 

 1 & 2

 

 Test Set II A
     Addition              (63 facts)
     Subtraction         (48 facts)

Initially 10 minutes decreasing to 5 minutes at mastery

 

 2

 Test Set III
     Addition              (36 facts)
     Subtraction         (36 facts)

5 minutes

 2

 Test Set A
     Multiplication       (17 facts)
     Division               (16 facts)

5 minutes

 3

 Test Set I
     Multiplication       (40 facts)
     Division               (40 facts)

5 minutes

 3

 Test Set II
     Multiplication       (45 facts)
     Division               (45 facts)

5 minutes

 3

 Test Set III
     Multiplication       (48 facts)
     Division               (48 facts)

5 minutes

 3 & 4

 Test Set IV
     Addition              (100 facts)
     Subtraction         (100 facts)
     Multiplication       (100 facts)
     Division               (100 facts)

5 minutes

 5

 

 Test Set V
     Addition              (100 facts)
     Subtraction         (100 facts)
     Multiplication       (100 facts)
     Division               (100 facts)

5 minutes

 6 & 7

 

 Test Set VI
     Addition      (simple carrying)
     Subtraction (simple carrying)
    
Multiplication       (100 facts)
     Division               (100 facts) 

5 minutes

  Additional Items:
     Basic Fact Test Score Graph
     Number Chart Multiplication Table
     One Hundred Chart
     10-by-10 Grid

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