IPAS Maths is a thoroughly researched test that has been designed to provide objective, externally referenced information to teachers about the level of achievement attained by their students in the skills and understanding of mathematics, aligned with the National Curriculum. It provides teachers with objective information for setting realistic learning goals and planning effective programmes.
IPAS Maths assesses number, algebra, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability in multiple-choice format. The assessments also address the mathematical processes of understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning.
Each question in IPAS Maths is mapped against the National Curriculum.
There are nine IPAS Maths test forms with content appropriate for each year level from Year 2 to Year 10. All of the IPAS Maths tests are calibrated on a single measurement scale allowing teachers to compare student performance irrespective of which test form is used. The single scale used for reporting means teachers can use tests of varying difficulty in the same class, based on their expert judgement, and still compare student performance irrespective of which test form is used. This allows more accurate measurement of individual students at different stages of learning. Most importantly, it also allows accurate and fair comparisons over time, in particular monitoring a student's or a cohort’s progress from year to year.