The new year is a great time to use MDTP diagnostic assessments to get a fresh look at your student’s mathematical knowledge; to assess your students’ progress towards instructional goals; and to set goals for the rest of the year. Teachers generally select either the current course or next course readiness test. For example, a mid-year Geometry student might usefully take either the Geometry Readiness or Algebra 2 Readiness test, depending on the goals of the teacher.
Teachers also see the new year as a time to make plans for their end-of-year MDTP testing including ordering materials, and scheduling tests and support for test analysis.
And, anytime is the right time to contact us to schedule a school site visit. Site visits support teachers with issues in secondary math instruction and in using MDTP materials and resources. Site visits can be customized to meet your math department’s needs. For example, current sessions include:
- An Introduction to MDTP Materials and Services
- Analyzing MDTP Test Results and Supporting Next Instructional Steps
- Using MDTP Written Response Items
- Various topics: Common Core Mathematics Content and Practices; Formative Assessment; Writing in the Math Curriculum; Value of Math Mistakes; Good Problems; etc.
So, start the new year right with MDTP: administer and review a mid-year diagnostic; order materials; place testing on your calendar; schedule a site visit; sign-up for an email subscription. Oh, and get ready for the next “Writing In Math” workshop series scheduled to commence in February (more info to follow soon). *
Please feel free to contact us anytime time to discuss your needs and questions.
*Remember, with the exception of online Daskala testing (available for $1 per student per test), all MDTP materials and services are provided at no charge.