Smart tests by topic and year level
o | Number of smart tests by curriculum grouping and year level |
o | List of smart tests and appropriate year levels |
As at April 2017, there are around 130 tests in total covering 65 topics. They were initially created for Years 7 - 9 (children aged approximately 11 - 14) but now there are also tests available for students in Years 5 and 6.
The tests are currently grouped into 5 sections broadly corresponding to
the strands of the Australian Curriculum as well as international initiatives such as TIMSS. The classification by year level is at most a rough guide. Because the tests mostly diagnose fundamental understanding, most of the tests are useful across several year levels. The tests classified as suitable only for Year 9 will also be useful beyond for some students, and may also be suitable under many curricula for Year 8 or below.
There are both pre-tests and post-tests available for each topic.
When you are signed in, the test index on the teacher page lists all of the tests currently accessible according to sign-in privileges.
Number of smart tests by curriculum grouping and year level
CURRENT AT JANUARY 2018 |
Number and operations (total of 28) |
Algebra (total of 11) |
Space (total of 7) |
Measurement (total of 10) |
Chance and data (total of 8) |
Year 5 | 12 | - | 1 | 3 | 3 |
Year 6 | 20 | - | 3 | 6 | 4 |
Year 7 | 25 | 5 | 5 | 8 | 7 |
Year 8 | 22 | 8 | 5 | 8 | 7 |
Year 9 | 14 | 10 | 5 | 4 | 5 |
List of smart tests and appropriate year levels
"x"
indicates appropriate for a year level (these judgements will vary from school to school)
CHANCE AND DATA | Y5 | Y6 | Y7 | Y8 | Y9 |
Interpreting pictographs | x | x | x | ||
Interpreting bar graphs | x | x | x | x | |
Interpreting line graphs | x | x | x | x | |
Graphs: choosing the best type | x | x | x | ||
Arithmetic average (mean) | x | x | x | x | |
Stats - Understanding mean, median and mode | x | x | x | ||
Probability - Simple outcome spaces | x | x | x | ||
Probability - Long run | x | x | |||
MEASUREMENT | Y5 | Y6 | Y7 | Y8 | Y9 |
Reading scales | x | x | x | x | x |
Estimation of number | x | x | x | x | |
Estimation of length | x | x | x | ||
Length, area - basic concepts | x | x | x | x | |
Mass | x | x | x | ||
Volume using litres | x | x | x | ||
Volume using cubic measure | x | x | x | ||
Labelling base, height of triangles | x | x | |||
Pythagoras - readiness | x | ||||
Trig –labelling opposite, hypotenuse, adjacent sides | x | ||||
SPACE | Y5 | Y6 | Y7 | Y8 | Y9 |
Grid references and coordinates | x | x | |||
Understanding angle | x | x | x | ||
Rotation | x | x | x | ||
Reflection | x | x | x | x | |
Nets for solids | x | x | x | ||
Visualising 3D from 2D | x | x | x | ||
Congruence and similarity | x | ||||
ALGEBRA | Y5 | Y6 | Y7 | Y8 | Y9 |
Values for letters | x | x | x | ||
Letters for numbers or objects | x | x | x | ||
Writing expressions involving multiplication, addition and subtraction | x | x | x | ||
Formulating expressions | x | x | x | ||
Writing expressions using area rules | x | x | |||
Expanding brackets using an area model | x | ||||
Writing linear equations | x | x | |||
Solving linear equations | x | x | |||
Plotting coordinates | x | x | |||
Representing linear functions | x | ||||
Understanding gradient | x | ||||
NUMBER | Y5 | Y6 | Y7 | Y8 | Y9 |
Addition facts | x | x | x | ||
Multiplication facts (tables) | x | x | x | x | |
Division facts | x | x | x | x | |
Meaning of multiplication | x | x | x | x | |
Multiplication and division with 1 and 0 | x | x | x | x | |
Multiplication and division by 10, 100, 1000 | x | x | x | ||
Choosing the multiplication and division operations | x | x | x | x | |
Prime, composite and square numbers | x | x | x | x | |
Factors and multiples | x | x | x | x | x |
Order of operations | x | x | x | ||
Relational thinking | x | x | x | x | |
Fraction models (primary) | x | x | x | ||
Fraction equivalence (primary) | x | x | x | ||
Fractions addition & subtraction (primary) | x | x | x | ||
Fraction multiplication (primary) | x | x | x | ||
Fraction division (primary) | x | x | x | ||
Fractions: models and meanings | x | x | |||
Fraction operations - concepts | x | x | x | x | |
Fraction operations - skills | x | x | x | x | |
Understanding decimals | x | x | x | x | |
Percentage estimation | x | x | x | x | |
Percentage type/difficulty | x | x | x | ||
Percentage strategy | x | x | x | ||
Percentage change | x | x | |||
Comparing ratios | x | x | x | ||
Calculating with proportions | x | x | |||
Readiness for operations with directed number | x | x | x | ||
Integers - operations | x | x |
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