Number Knowledge Test

What is the Number Knowledge Test (NKT)?

The NKT is a free, individually administered number sense screener.  It takes approximately 10 minutes per student to administer.  This test can be used to identify if a student is on par with their same age peers in number sense. For more on the NKT, click here:  https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED521575.pdf

 

Goals of the Number Knowledge Test

1. To determine if a student is functioning at, above, or below age/grade level in number knowledge

2. To determine which number concepts the student has mastered, which she is struggling with, and which she still needs to learn

3. To assess a student’s progress over the instructional period or academic year

 

Click here to download the Number Knowledge Test (NKT) NKT for BCPS

 

Now What Do I Do with the Data? 

View the Targeted Math Instruction Plan 0418 for details.

 

NKT Sample Administration Video

Progress Monitoring in Math

Under MTSS progress monitoring is vital to know if an intervention or evidence-based strategy is effective.  A common error is that the progress monitoring assessment that we administer is not directly assessing the skill that we’ve been remediating with our intervention or strategy.  If the assessment is not directly aligned, then we have no way of knowing how effective the remediation has been.  Therefore, I have created a Padlet with progress monitoring probes that are aligned to the Three General Levels of Math Skill Development.

In the Padlet you’ll find 4 columns: Number Sense, Computation (Basic Math Operations), Problem Solving and Additional Resources.  https://padlet.com/naomi_church/pmmath