The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT) assesses students’ readiness for Algebra 1. This test, while usually taken by 7th and 8th graders, can also be administered to younger students looking to get ahead in school. Our state-licensed teachers can hep ambitious, talented students prepare to ace the IAAT.
- Initial assessment on the first day, embedded in the class
- Zooming in on the skills that the child missed, based on the diagnostic results
- Continuous teaching, front loading of concepts and strategies covered in the test
- Guided, independent, and timed practice of skills, for accuracy and speed
- Re-assessment of tests, then go back to step 2
- Practice sets for homework and follow up
- Timed Full-Length Practice Tests
- Maximum of 12 students (Adaptive and Individualized Instruction)
- Learn the strategies and test taking techniques in all 4 categories of IAAT
Session 1 – Diagnostic Test. Content Instruction, Format and Test-taking Strategies. Homework.
Session 2 – Review Homework. Content Instruction, Strategy Front loading. Homework.
Session 3 – Homework Review. Content Instruction, Strategy Front loading. Discussion and In-depth Strategy Instruction on Automaticity and Speed. Test-taking Skills. Individual Student Conferences. Homework.
Session 4 – Homework Review. Discussion and In-depth Strategy Instruction on Automaticity and Speed. Test-taking Skills. Individual Student Conferences.
The IAAT is a timed test. The actual testing time is 40 minutes. Additional time is required for completing the identifying information on the answer sheet, hearing directions, etc. So actual time in the testing room is approximately 70 minutes.
The IAAT is a timed test consisting of 60 items divided evenly into four subtests. The time limit of each subtest is 10 minutes.
The four subtests are:
Pre-Algebraic Number Skills and Concepts – The items on this subtest measure a student’s computational skills, understanding of mathematical concepts, and the ability to solve mathematics problems.
Using Symbols – This section measures how well students understand some of the important symbols of algebra.
Representing Relationships – For each of the exercises in this part of the test, the student must find the rule that represents the given numerical relationship. Some of the items present the relationship in table form while others present the relationship in verbal form.
Interpreting Mathematical Information – The items on this part are based upon information presented in graphs or upon definitions of mathematical terms or operations. The items assess how well a student can learn new material presented in graphs or text.