Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics

Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics provide information about the level of achievement of students from Year 1 to Year 10. The tests assess students’ skill and understanding in multiple-choice format in the six strands of:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Statistics
  • Probability

The assessments also address the mathematical processes of understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning. The skills assessed by each question are mapped against the Australian National Curriculum for Mathematics.

PATMaths 4th Edition is the latest edition. It replaces PATMaths Plus and PATMaths 3rd Edition. All Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics have a common achievement scale, enabling results to be compared between different editions.

Administration

Tests require 40 minutes of testing time and approximately 15 minutes for administration. Each of the ten tests assesses the content of one year level of the Australian mathematics curriculum, which assumes coverage of the curriculum of lower year levels.

  • Test 1 contains 30 questions – End  of Year 1, start of Year 2
  • Test 2 contains 30 questions – End of Year 2, start of Year 3
  • Test 3 contains 35 questions – End of Year 3, start of Year 4
  • Test 4 contains 35 questions – End of Year 4, start of Year 5
  • Test 5 contains 35 questions – End of Year 5, start of Year 6
  • Test 6 contains 40 questions – End of Year 6, start of Year 7
  • Test 7 contains 40 questions – End of Year 7, start of Year 8
  • Test 8 contains 40 questions – End of Year 8, start of Year 9
  • Test 9 contains 40 questions – End of Year 9, start of Year 10
  • Test 10 contains 40 questions – End of Year 10

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