An assessment you can count on! ISIP Math is a computer-adaptive formative assessment for grades 2-8 that guides instructional decisions and screens students to identify appropriate intervention. Working much like our popular reading assessment, the ISIP Math score measures:
- breadth of understanding across content
- depth of cognitive engagement level
- range of overall mathematical knowledge
- degree of support a student needs for success
Like all ISIP assessments, ISIP Math aligns with the RTI three-tier identification of student needs. Relying on current mathematical research from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and other state-specific standards, this computer-adaptive assessment dynamically adjusts to every student's individual ability — from struggling to advanced — in all skill areas based on each successive response.
ISIP Math is administered at the beginning, middle, and end of each school year. In approximately 30-minute sessions, ISIP Math measures each student’s overall mathematical ability and automatically places him or her in Istation Math at a level that provides challenge according to his or her individual needs.
Available now: computer-adaptive tests for grades 2-8
Coming in a future release: computer-adaptive tests for prekindergarten-1st grade
Our "difference" matters
While many assessments available today focus on limited aspects of mathematical procedural fluency, ISIP Math assesses four of the critical learning math strands:
- Conceptual Understanding — comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations, and relations – (For example, what does it mean to multiply or divide? How does that impact value?)
- Procedural Fluency — skill in appropriately carrying out procedures with flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency – (For example, how do I add or subtract numbers? What is the process for multiplying two-digit numbers?)
- Strategic Competence — ability to formulate, represent, and solve mathematical problems – (For example, when should I use multiplication to solve a problem? When should I use division or subtraction? What are the most efficient multiplication strategies?)
- Adaptive Reasoning — capacity for logical thought, reflection, explanation, and justification – (For example, how do I verify my answers? How do I justify my choice of strategy?)
Factor In the Skills:
- multiplication and division of whole numbers
- addition and subtraction of decimals and fractions
- area and other properties of two-dimensional shapes
- volume, surface area, and other properties of three-dimensional shapes
- frequency tables, bar graphs, picture graphs, line plots, and stem-and-leaf plots
Reporting That Measures Up!
ISIP Math results are available in real time and offer educators accurate, relevant data to support classroom observations, provide appropriate intervention, and help drive differentiated instruction. Fully scripted, skill-based, teacher-directed lessons provide teachers with additional tools to address the most common math misconceptions and student errors.
Our Formula for Success
Istation’s teacher-directed interventions for math were developed using research-based practices outlined in:
- Institute of Education Sciences Practice Guide
- Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RTI) for Elementary and Middle Schools
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum Focal Points
- National Research Council’s "Adding it Up" Report (2001)
- TX, CA, FL, NY, VA, and Common Core State Standards