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Find out if your students are ready for Algebra!

Product Description and Features 


The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT) assesses students’ readiness for Algebra I, including any additional support and intervention they may need to become successful in the algebra classroom. 


The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, Fifth Edition, is a group-administered, 50-minute algebra placement test designed for Grades 7 and 8, but suitable in lower grades for accelerated students and also in high school or community college. Scoring options include hand or central scoring through Riverside Scoring Service.


The IAAT includes the following features that set it apart:

  • The same high standards of reliability and validity as Iowa Assessments Forms E, F, and G

  • Two parallel forms enabling pre- and post-testing

  • Central scoring available through Riverside Scoring Service for timely and accurate results

  • Alignment to the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, ensuring that skills assessed are relevant to today’s Algebra curriculum

  • Administration that fits into one class period for efficient delivery


Content Information

IAAT provides educators with a valid and reliable measure of algebra readiness designed and developed to NCTM standards.



IAAT, Fifth Edition is organized into four parts:


Part One: Pre-Algebraic Number Skills and Concepts

Assesses how well students understand mathematical skills and concepts necessary to succeed in an algebra course.


Part Two: Interpreting Mathematical Information

Assesses how well students can learn new materials presented in graphs or text.


Part Three: Representing Relationships

Assesses students’ abilities to find formulas for numerical relationships.


Part Four: Using Symbols

Assesses how well students understand important symbols of algebra and their use.


Technical Qualities

IAAT, Fifth Edition was developed by The University of Iowa and meets the highest standards for test quality, so you can count on the information it will provide you. The Manual for Test Use, Interpretation, and Technical Support is available for purchase to guide educators in the use of IAAT results. Item norms also are available in this manual.




  • Harold L. SchoenProfessor Emeritus of Mathematics and Education at The University of Iowa

  • Timothy N. Ansley, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Iowa  


Scoring and Reporting


Getting your IAAT test results is easier with our central scoring option. The Basic Service Plan includes one copy of the
Ranked List of Student Scores with Class, Building, and System Summaries. Student Data on CD is also available for a small
per-student fee.



IAAT can be scored by hand or centrally through the Riverside Scoring Service.

Central Scoring

The Riverside Scoring Service provides fast, efficient, and accurate scoring of the IAAT. The Basic Scoring Service includes one copy of the Ranked List of Student Scores with Class, Building, and System Summaries.

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Hand Scoring

Self-scoring answer documents are available for hand-scoring of the instrument.

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