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Math Test Generator Standards Updates

Installation Instructions:

Loading State or National Standards

Introduction to Tag Files
The files that link a set of state or national educational standards to particular items in the test generator's library or testbank are called "tag" files and have the file extension ".tag." These files can be:

  • pre-loaded into the database (as is the case with most national standards)
  • selected and loaded during install by the end user (when the end user chooses a state during install, for example)
  • or they can be loaded into the database of an existing installation at any time after the end user starts working with the program.


Downloading Tag Files (PC Users):

Method 1: Click on the link(s) that corresponds to your book. The tag file(s) automatically downloads to your computer if you have previously specified a download location in your browser's preferences. Otherwise, a dialog box will appear. Save the tag file(s) to your desktop or to a folder on your computer.

Method 2: Right-click on the link(s) that corresponds to your book. A contextual menu will appear. Save the tag file(s) to your desktop or to a folder on your computer.


Downloading Tag Files (Macintosh Users):

Method 1: Click on the link(s) that corresponds to your book. The tag file(s) automatically downloads to your computer if you have previously specified a download location in your browser's preferences. Otherwise, a dialog box will appear. Save the tag file(s) to your desktop or to a folder on your computer.

Method 2: Press and hold the Control key, then click on the link(s) that corresponds to your book. A contextual menu will appear. Save the tag file(s) to your desktop or to a folder on your computer.


Loading Tag Files Into the Database:

  • Launch the Management application.
  • Select the Worksheet Building workspace. This opens the two-pane window with the library or testbank on the left and the test-building area to the right.
  • Make sure that the testbank that is displayed in the left pane corresponds to the tag file you are about to load.
  • Click on Testbank at the top of the window.
  • Select Load Standards.
  • Navigate to where you have downloaded and saved the tag file(s).
  • Select the file(s) and click Open. A pop-up window displays a progress bar. When this window closes, the installation is complete.


Viewing Standards Linked to Test Items:

  • In the Worksheet Building workspace, Click on Testbank at the top of the window.
  • Select Expand/Collapse All.
  • Double click on an item. This opens the item editor.
  • Select the Info tab.
  • In the Agency Standards window, you will see codes for standards linked to the item you opened.
  • Click the Add button below the window to see all the standard sets in the database linked to this testbank.
  • You can link or unlink any standard to any item.


California

California State Standards Tag Files

Pre-Algebra
MLPA_CA CAMA9907v3.tag
Algebra 1
M1AH_CA_CAMA99A1v3b.tag
Algebra 1 Concepts & Skills
MCAA_CA_CAMA99A1v3b.tag
Algebra 2
M2AH_CA CAMA99A2v3b.tag
Geometry
MGEH_CA CAMA99GMv2.tag
Geometry Concepts & Skills
MGCS_CA_CAMA99GMv3.tag

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Standards Tag Files

Pre-Algebra
MLPA_ DC_PreAlgebra_G7.tag
MLPA_ DC_PreAlgebra_G8.tag
Algebra 1
M1AH_ DC_Algebra_1_G9.tag
Geometry
MGEH_ DC_Geometry_G10.tag
 
District of Columbia Standards PDFs
DC_Grade_7_Standards.pdf DC_Grade_8_Standards.pdf
DC_Grade_9_Standards.pdf DC_Grade_10_Standards.pdf

Idaho

Idaho State Standards Tag Files

Middle School Math Course 1
MLC1_ID_Course_1.tag
Middle School Math Course 2
MLC2_ID_Course_2.tag
Middle School Math Course 3
MLC3_ID_Course_3.tag
Pre-Algebra
MLPA_ID_PreAlgebra_G8.tag
MLPA_ID_PreAlgebra_G9-12.tag
Algebra 1
M1AH_ID_Algebra_1_G8.tag
M1AH_ID_Algebra_1_G9-12.tag
Algebra 1 Concepts & Skills
MCAA_ID_Algebra_1_CS_G8.tag
MCAA_ID_Algebra_1_CS_G9-12.tag
Geometry
MGEH_ID_Geometry.tag
Geometry Concepts & Skills
MGCS_ID_Geometry_CS.tag
Algebra 2
M2AH_ID_Algebra_2.tag

Idaho State Standards PDFs
ID_Grade_6_Standards.pdf ID_Grade_7_Standards.pdf
ID_Grade_8_Standards.pdf ID_Grade_9-12_Standards.pdf

Illinois

Illinois Mathematics Assessment Frameworks Tag Files

Middle School Math Course 1
MLC1_IL_Course_1_G6.tag
Middle School Math Course 2
MLC2_IL_Course_2_G6.tag
MLC2_IL_Course_2_G7.tag
Middle School Math Course 3
MLC3_IL_Course_3_G7.tag
MLC3_IL_Course_3_G8.tag
Pre-Algebra
MLPA_IL_PreAlgebra_G7.tag
MLPA_IL_PreAlgebra_G8.tag
Algebra 1
M1AH_IL_Algebra_1_G8.tag
Algebra 1 Concepts & Skills
MCAA_IL_Algebra_1_CS_G8.tag

Illinois Mathematics Assessment Frameworks PDFs
IL_Grade_6_Assessment.pdf IL_Grade_7_Assessment.pdf
IL_Grade_8_Assessment.pdf  

Louisiana

Louisiana State Standards Tag Files

Math Thematics Book 1
MMT1_LA_Book_1_G6.tag
Math Thematics Book 2
MMT2_LA_Book_2_G7.tag
Math Thematics Book 3
MMT3_LA_Book_3_G8.tag
 

Louisiana State Standards PDFs
LA_Grade_6_Standards.pdf LA_Grade_7_Standards.pdf
LA_Grade_8_Standards.pdf  

Michigan

Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations Tag Files

Middle School Math Course 1
MLC1_MI_MLMIMA200406.tag
Middle School Math Course 2
MLC2_MI_MLMIMA200407.tag
Middle School Math Course 3
MLC3_MI_MLMIM20048v1.tag
Pre-Algebra
MLPA_MI_MLMIMA200407.tag
MLPA_MI_MLMIM20048v1.tag

Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations PDFs
MI_Grade_6_Math.pdf MI_Grade_7_Math.pdf
MI_Grade_8_Math.pdf  

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Standards and Item Level Tag Files

Middle School Math Course 1
MLC1_OK_Course_1.tag
MLC1_OK_MLOKSTP08.tag
Middle School Math Course 2
MLC2_OK_Course_2.tag
MLC2_OK_MLOKSTP08.tag
Middle School Math Course 3
MLC3_OK_Course_3.tag
MLC3_OK_MLOKSTP08.tag
Algebra 1
M1AH_OK_Algebra_1_G8.tag
M1AH_OK_Algebra_1_A1.tag
M1AH_OK_MLOKSTPHS.tag
Algebra 1 Concepts & Skills
MCAA_OK_Algebra_1_CS_G8.tag
MCAA_OK_Algebra_1_CS_A1.tag
Geometry
MGEH_OK_Geometry.tag
MGEH_OK_MLOKSTPHS.tag
Geometry Concepts & Skills
MGCS_OK_Geoemtry_CS.tag
Algebra 2
M2AH_OK_Algebra_2.tag
M2AH_OK_MLOKSTPHS.tag

Oklahoma State Standards and Item Level PDFs
OK_Grade_6_Standards.pdf OK_Grade_7_Standards.pdf
OK_Grade_8_Standards.pdf OK_Algebra_1_Standards.pdf
OK_Algebra_2_Standards.pdf OK_Geometry_Standards.pdf
OK_Item_Levels.pdf  

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Standards Tag Files

Middle School Math Course 1
MLC1_PA_Course_1_G6.tag
Middle School Math Course 2
MLC2_PA_Course_2_G7.tag
Middle School Math Course 3
MLC3_PA_Course_3_G8.tag
Pre-Algebra
MLPA_PA_PreAlgebra_G7.tag
MLPA_PA_PreAlgebra_G8.tag

Pennsylvania State Standards PDFs
PA_Grade_6_Standards.pdf PA_Grade_7_Standards.pdf
PA_Grade_8_Standards.pdf