MDTP has developed and field-tested a suite of written response items (WRI) intended to help students think and communicate effectively about the mathematics found in the secondary math sequence. Most of the items are correlated with the topics assessed in the multiple choice tests. These items allow teachers to learn more about student understanding and determine next steps in instruction. They are a useful vehicle for supporting students in self and peer assessment. MDTP encourages you to consider the written response items to strengthen your student’s understanding of mathematics.
The Written Response Items may be accessed here.
We are field testing another web-based support site for MDTP written response items and math instruction. The website is in beta, well ok, gamma stage, but you may click these links to access these middle school tasks and resources: Math 6 * Math 7 * Math 8. An item index table links to and summarizes the tasks and indicates CCSS correlations.
Please contact us for more information or to let us know of your experience using MDTP materials: