Place Value Overview
The Place Value assessment assesses the student's ability to correctly produce the numeral that corresponds with a set of base-10 blocks, and his/her ability to select the correct grouping of base-10 blocks when presented with a numeral. This test is conducted on an individual or group basis, and the examiner scores the student's work after the test is complete. The resulting score is the total number of items responded to correctly per minute.
Place Value is designed for screening and progress monitoring.
The Grouping and Place Value test consists of 16 items. Eight items require the student to look at a set of base-10 blocks and write the corresponding number, and eight items require the student to circle the correct number of base-10 blocks when given a number. In each item type, the base-10 blocks are always presented with the tens in the top row, with the ones directly beneath in the bottom row. Numbers between 10 and 120 are used, and the numbers were randomly chosen using a random number generator. The images of the base-10 blocks used in the items represent manipulatives that students typically see and use in the first grade classroom.
Before administering the earlyMath - Place Value subtest be sure to download the student forms from the Training & Resources tab in the FastBridge system.
Select the Downloads tile under the Training & Resources tab.
Then, select Download resources under earlyMath
Finally, click on the PDF icon under the PV column, in the Administrator row.
The student form looks like this:
To administer this assessment for the purpose of universal screening:
- Log in to the FastBridge system as a teacher.
- Go to the Screening tab.
- Select the earlyMath assessment.
- Select the PV column from the earlyMath Screening page.
To administer this assessment for purposes of progress monitoring:
- Log into the FastBridge system as a teacher or a specialist.
- Go to the Progress Monitoring tab.
- Use the filters to find the correct assessment group of students.
- Select Start for the desired student and choose a Form.
Here is what the teacher sees when administering the earlyMath - Place Value subtest.
For more information about the earlyMath - Place Value subtest complete the online earlyMath course found in the Training & Resources section of the FastBridge system.
To do so, navigate to the Training & Resources tab, and click on the earlyMath course tile.
Then, select the Place Value option on the vertical menu. Complete Lessons 1 through 8 in order to certify in the earlyMath Place Value subtest.