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How Long Does ADAM K-7 Take?

How long does ADAM K-7 take?

This is a great question, and one we get pretty regularly from customers.  Instead of giving you our “best guess,” we analyzed 1200 student assessments to get a more precise answer for you!  Average ADAM K-7 testing times are as follows:


Kindergarten:  31 minutes

1st – 3rd:  66 minutes

4th – 6th:  112 minutes

7th – 12th:  127 minutes


We recognize that the assessment can take a long time, especially for older students.  To get a full diagnostic perspective of student performance, we ask hundreds of questions, covering five strands of math that are broken into 44 sub-tests.  We know that many students struggle to maintain focus after 30 minutes or more of concerted effort, so we encourage you to break the assessment into multiple sessions.  Students can click “Stop” at any point during the assessment and resume the test again later that day or the following day.  The assessment will pick up where the student left off, and no data will be lost.

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  1. Richard Capone
    Reply 05/11/17

    Diane, I believe you our customer service already answered you a few days ago but basically for the “blog” record, you would log back into your account. And then click on the assessment tab and select ADAM.

  2. Diane Molstad
    Reply 05/08/17

    How do I find my child’s results?

  3. Richard Capone
    Reply 04/17/17

    Hello Lisa, I sent you an e-mail but here it is also in case you don’t get it. 

    ADAM goes up and up within 44 sub-tests until a student gets non-mastery.  This is because it is diagnostic and we want to find students’ instructional points.  So what is necessary is to read the script.  Here is the link:

    The script tells students to guess or hit the “I don’t know” button when encountering concepts that they don’t understand.  This is really important! Students should not just be put on without a teacher or parent monitoring them.  Some students are very tenacious.  I heard about a student taking 15 minutes trying to answer what is the square root of 9X^2.  Needless to say her test was very very long.  Normally someone knows the answer or not.  We also don’t want students doing multiple digit multiplication by making tick marks on a page.  Again the idea is do they know the concept or not. 

    On a positive note, the ADAM results are extremely detailed and will provide a super roadmap for teachers to use to target instruction for the next 6+ months.

  4. Lisa
    Reply 04/17/17

    My daughter has been working on her test for 7 hours. This is ridiculous

  5. Richard Capone
    Reply 02/12/13


    We have a support article that addresses this issue.  But the short answer is it depends on how much diagnostic information you need.  If you need an assessment to sort students into general groups such as: basic math, pre-algebra, pre-algebra review, or algebra, then DOMA Pre-Algebra will probably work.  It is a short assessment and it has some “RtI” reports that will allow you to group students for class placement based on diagnostic profiles. If you are prepared to personalized learning to a much higher level then ADAM will provide you with 44 instructional points across K-7 mathematics.  We even have an free alignment to Khan Academy where students can jump over to khan and are pointed to the specific video lessons they need.  I would also suggest you look at the sample reports for both ADAM and DOMA Pre-Algebra.  After looking at them you can better decide which assessment is best.  Here is the support issue that has more detail on how to choose between the two assessments:


  6. Steve Thomas
    Reply 02/12/13

    I have some remedial 7th and 8th graders.  I was told they could use DOMA Pre-Algebra or ADAM?  How do I determine which assessment to use since it appears there is some overlap?

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