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How is the ADAM Total Score calculated?
 
The total score in the ADAM assessment is the sum of all the raw scores (skills) for the five strands of ADAM, which is then converted to a grade-level equivalency. This means it is weighted by the number of skills in each strand. Thus, the Numbers and Operation strand, which has 14 sub-tests, carries the most weight in the total score.

Note that raw scores increment with each skill mastered. So, for instance, the Fractions sub-test has a possible raw score of 0 to 26. This is because there are 26 skills that need to be mastered in the area of fractions. Mastery of each skill is done via 3+ questions testing each specific skill--i.e., adding fractions with unlike denominators, etc.

Finally, the grade equivalency is determined by what is expected to be mastered based on common math standards. ADAM, as you may recall, is a criterion-referenced assessment. Thus, scoring is based on each student's independent mastery of skills and/or concepts.
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