End-of-year Diagnostic Testing

MDTP diagnostic testing at the end of the school year provides great information to reflect on the closing school year and plan for the upcoming year. The results reports returned to teachers can help them identify the critical math topics learned well and those that students still struggle with.  Teachers can use the reports to think about their workContinue reading “End-of-year Diagnostic Testing”

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Mini-Course Begins in March

 Improving Students’ Mathematical Understanding Filling in Gaps, Rectifying Misunderstandings,  Moving Learning Forward MDTP at UCLA is offering a five-week mini-course designed to support secondary teachers in their efforts to improve their students’ mathematical understandings.  In this collaborative effort, we will: Administer an MDTP diagnostic to establish a baseline understanding of student thinking. Meet regularly toContinue reading “Mini-Course Begins in March”

California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015, SB 359

MDTP is developing assessments to support schools and districts with compliance of SB359.  The assessments, intended to support placement decisions for entering ninth graders, will be available August 2016. Please refer to MDTP News Release Re SB359 for more information. I also highly recommend the placement guidelines published in our Fall 2014 newsletter: Using MDTP TestsContinue reading “California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015, SB 359”

Field Testing is Open

Applications for field testing of  Integrated Math II and Integrated Math III diagnostic tests are now being accepted. Participating teachers commit to: giving the field test to their students within the first 3-4 weeks of the school year; administering a specified post-test in the spring; completing a brief survey near the end of their course aboutContinue reading “Field Testing is Open”

Writing? But This is Math Class!

In a series of 5 meetings held at UCLA this spring, teachers from across the region came together to work on using writing to deepen their students’ understanding of math and engage them in the Common Core Math Practices.  It was a diverse and lively group, teaching 4th grade through high school calculus. MDTP sponsored the event whichContinue reading “Writing? But This is Math Class!”

Field Testing is Open

Applications for field testing Grade 7 Math, Grade 8 Math, High School Math (suitable for both traditional Algebra I and integrated Math I courses), Integrated Math II, and Integrated Math III are now open. All field test materials and shipping will be provided at no charge. Participating teachers commit to: giving the field test toContinue reading “Field Testing is Open”