Algebra Readiness Assessment (ARDT)
The Algebra Readiness Initiative (ARI) provides mathematics intervention resources and services to students in grades six through nine who are at risk of failing the Algebra I end-of-course test, as demonstrated by their individual performance on any diagnostic test that has been approved by the Department of Education. The ARI consists of two major components:
- a diagnostic assessment designed to guide instructional decisions for students that may need intervention services and
- targeted intervention services for students.
The school division determines which students should be targeted for diagnostic testing and then subsequently for intervention services. The identified group may include:
- students in grades 6-9 at risk of failing the Algebra I end-of-course test;
- students not successful in previous intervention programs;
- students who performed below average in their previous year's mathematics program;
- students identified by teachers through formal and informal assessment; and/or
- students who did not pass their previous mathematics standards of learning assessment.