Dear Math Educator,
The CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) is a statewide project funded to provide materials and services to support math instruction in California (see CA Ed Code). All MDTP materials and services are provided free of charge.
Given the COVID-19 crisis, many students did not have the same access or support in their last math class. You will likely find students at different levels of accomplishment than in previous years. MDTP diagnostic testing can give you insight into your student’s mathematical strengths, gaps, and misconceptions and allow you to better adapt your instruction to meet their needs.
Until students return to the classroom, MDTP will support educators engaging in distance learning by offering remote online diagnostic/readiness testing for grades six through Calculus. There are special concerns and protocols to follow when administering tests remotely and we encourage you to enroll in one of the zoom seminars being offered this fall.
- 9th grade enrollment assessments must be administered live and are not available for remote testing.
- Be aware that when MDTP tests are taken remotely, the validity and reliability of the results may be compromised and therefore, MDTP results should always be used as one of multiple measures to inform next-course enrollment.
- We recommend that the student’s regular teacher administer the tests in a virtual session, such as Zoom, where the testing environment can be monitored, student access controlled, questions can be answered as they arise, and the teacher considers the particular challenges of the testing conditions when analyzing the results.
- MDTP will prohibit remote testing when students return to campus.
Mary and Nora