The Initial Mathematics Assessment provides ELL with an opportunity to demonstrate understanding of their mathematical strengths related to numbers, symbols, and representations. For each grade-level assessment, a cluster of expectations from the Number Sense and Numeration strand has been selected as a starting point in determining the mathematical knowledge and skills of the student.
Expectations involving investigation are generally not included in the initial mathematics assessments. They are best assessed through multiple opportunities given during classroom practice. Expectations that are highly language-based have been excluded from the assessment.