Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project at CSU Fullerton
The Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) is an intersegmental statewide project that develops, distributes, scores, and reports the results of tests that measure student readiness for mathematics courses ranging from Pre-Algebra to Beginning Calculus. Diagnosing a student's mathematical strengths and weaknesses can help that student focus on areas needing review to increase the chance of success in mathematics and keep open career paths.
MDTP materials and services are used by secondary schools, colleges, and universities in California and other states.
MDTP Fall 2022 Virtual Conference - Why Use MDTP? Join us the for upcoming MDTP Virtual Conference sessions in September. MDTP presents three VIRTUAL days of the same Saturday workshop presentations which allows educators to attend the keynote and one breakout session on three different days (Septemer 10, 17, and 24, 2022). The keynote will provide information about the reasons to use MDTP and introduce the MDTP Assessment System. The breakout sessions provide three different levels of using MDTP: getting started, using MDTP diagnostic data equitably, and post-testing uses of MDTP resources. View the conference webpage with session abstracts, presenter bios, and registration.
New Paper Testing Procedures - MDTP is excited to present a new paper scoring process that allows instructors to test their students using MDTP paper-test booklets and see their students’ results online exactly as if the test was administered online. Online results are available anytime and allow educators access to drill-down to the topic, question, and student level. Online access also allows educators to create combined reports and email students and parents MDTP results. MDTP released versions (not field tests) are available in booklet form (English and Spanish) and can be scored. MDTP no longer scores older versions of paper tests; therefore, MDTP recommends for instructors to order current versions and destroy older stored versions. Contact our office to receive information on how to administer MDTP paper tests and receive instant results online.
Assessment of Preparedness for Grade 7 Mathematics Field Test (7M40D22) - The 7M field test is designed as the second test in a cohort of MDTP middle school diagnostic massessments. This field test revision aligns the content and topic progressions from the 6M through the 8M to the expectations of the California State Standards. Field testing should occur in a 7th grade math course aligned to the CA State Standards.
Parallel Versions for the Algebra 1/Integrated 1 Readiness Field Test (AM45DEF22) - This is the second year to field test three test versions that are parallel to the current Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 Readiness test released in 2019 (AMR45A19). These tests are designed to provide the same diagnostic assessment of students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in an Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 course aligned to the California State Standards. The goal is to release three versions of the same test once the tests are determined to be statistically similar. Field testing should occur in an Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 course aligned to the CA State Standards. We request for teachers in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 classrooms to assign all three versions to the same class and randomly assign each student to one of the three versions to obtain data from comparable samples.
Quantitative Reasoning Diagnostic Field Test (QR45D22) - The QR diagnostic field test is the first test created by MDTP to support fourth-course pathways in math, other than Pre-Calculus, and provide educators with information about student understanding in foundational topics of Algebra, Geometry, Number Sense, and Quantitative Reasoning. Field testing should occur in a non-Pre-Calculus/Trig math course following Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3.
New Pre-Calculus Readiness Test (PR45A22) - The Pre-Calculus Readiness Test provides information about students' readiness in foundational topics necessary for success in a Pre-Calculus course or other courses at that level after completing a California Common Core Integrated Math 3 or Algebra 2 course as defined in the Mathematics Framework for California Schools. Testing should occur in Pre-Calculus or Math Analysis courses.
MDTP Formative Constructed Response Items, Written Response Items, and Learning Modules - Please refer to Page 4 of the MDTP Fall Newsletter for more information.
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