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# Smart tests by topic and year level

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#### 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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