Ages: 6-0 through 11-11 (Grades 1-5)
Testing Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Administration: Individual or Group
With content derived from national curriculum standards and recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and also the National Research Council arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the Mathematics Fluency and Calculation Tests (MFaCTs) Elementary is a repeatable test of arithmetic calculation skills for ages 6 through 18 that consists of three unequivocally equated forms, each for assessing calculation and calculational fluency. The MFaCTs yields norm-referenced scores (both age-level and grade-level norms are given) with high reliability that provide accurate, meaningful measurement of fluency in the use of math facts in Grades 1 through 5 and skills in arithmetic calculation for individuals in Grades 1 through 5. It includes two tests, Fluency and Calculation. It may be administered individually or in groups, large and small. The availability of three equated forms is particularly useful when tracking progress of individual students (or groups of students) and when response to intervention is being monitored.
Scores are set to the familiar achievement testing metric with a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 15. Percentile ranks and other score conversions (such as T-scores and z-scores) are available. The Fluency test includes two levels, Grades 1 - 2, and Grades 3 - 5, with three 100-item alternate forms per level: Forms A, B, and C. Calculation also has separate Forms A, B, and C for Grades 1 - 5, with 50 items each for the younger grades and 55 items each for the older grades.
The MFaCTs Calculation test is suitable for either individual or group administration, depending on the level of supervision available. Only the Fluency tests are timed; 5 minutes for Grades 1 - 2, and 3 minutes allowed for Grades 3 - 5.
The MFaCTs has five components. They include the following:
Complete MFaCTs Elementary Kit includes: Examiner’s Manual; pad of 25 each of: Grades 1-2 Fluency Forms A, Grades 1-2 Fluency Forms B, Grades 1-2 Fluency Forms C, Grades 3-5 Fluency Forms A, Grades 3-5 Fluency Forms B, Grades 3-5 Fluency Forms C; package of 25 each of: Grades 1-5 Calculation Forms A, Grades 1-5 Calculation Forms B, Grades 1-5 Calculation Forms C; and pad of 25 of Examiner Summary Forms (2015).