How It Works

Why the Numeracy Project?

  •  The interviews are administered 3 times per year and serves as a diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment.  The assessment is applicable to any K-8 students and students that are struggling in high school.  There are 2 separate assessments:

Global Strategy Stage (GloSS)

  • This assesses the strategies known and mastered by your student.  From this assessment, a strategy stage is determined for each of three domains: addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, and ratio/proportions.  An overall global stage is also identified.  These strategy stages inform you how to assist your students develop more efficient strategies.

1st Benchmark Assessment

2nd Benchmark Assessment

3rd Benchmark Assessment

As students are interviewed the teacher records their responses to later identify where the student is in terms of their strategy stage (Number Framework on previous page)

Individual Knowledge Assessment of Number (IKAN)

  • The IKAN assesses the knowledge stage of your child within four domains, place value, fractions, number order sequence and basic facts.  This is information your child should know and be able to recall without the application of a strategy.  The IKAN assesses a student’s ability to automatize numbers across multiple concepts (number order and sequence, basic facts, fractions, and place value).  The assessments can be found here.  As the Flash Player roles through the questions students record their answers on the student recording sheet.

The information gathered from these 2 assessments will help inform any teaching decisions moving forward such as small groups, differentiation, and interventions.


After you identify the stages that students are on you find the corresponding tasks/activities in the books.