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Math Preparation for Elementary Teachers
MyMathTest can be used by those planning a career as a teacher who would like additional tools to help improve their understanding of mathematics content and begin preparing for state licensure exams. MyMathTest helps users build their skills by taking practice quizzes and working in a personalized Study Plan. Practice questions within the study plan come with tutorial help, including multimedia resources, such as videos and animations, that help you answer the questions and improve confidence in your mathematical skills.
If you are in Massachusetts1:
Students who would like to study on their own for the math subtest of the Massachusetts General Curriculum MTEL exam can purchase access to MyMathTest then go to MyMathTest.com, login, and enroll with the following program ID: XL0K-Q142-301Z-36Y2
Preparation for State Licensure Exams: Student Self-Study
When you enroll in MyMathTest, you can take diagnostics, see your results, and practice the concepts you still need help with. Practice questions within the study plan give you helpful feedback when you enter an incorrect answer and include multimedia resources, such as videos and animations, that help you answer the questions.
Preparation for State Licensure Exams: Instructor Guided
Colleges and universities looking to help their education students succeed on their state licensure exams can create a MyMathTest program using the Mathematical Preparation for Elementary Teachers testbank. You can use the publisher-provided sample quizzes or you can design your own quizzes that assess students' skills, selecting the questions from an online testbank. After you have chosen and previewed the questions, you can view the quiz as it will appear to students. In addition, you can have a wide range of options for your quiz. You can set limits on the number of attempts at the quiz, password access, prerequisites, partial credit on multi-part questions, and many other options. The Custom Question Builder allows you to edit publisher-provided questions from the testbank, or create your own. For example, you can create essay questions that probe deeper and assess students’ conceptual understanding.
Based on each student’s initial quiz results, MyMathTest generates a personalized Study Plan that shows at a glance which topics each student needs to practice. The Study Plan links directly to interactive, tutorial questions that students can use for practice. The questions include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give extra help when needed.
As the instructor, you have several gradebook views and tools available to you which analyze student performance by item or objective. In addition, you can set up placement recommendations and/or email your students with personalized messages based on their test scores.
MyMathTest can also be used by teachers for professional development or just-in-time topical review for in-service teachers. Visit the Program Scenarios page to learn more about these and other ways to use the Math Preparation for Elementary Teachers testbank.
1 Please understand that while the content of the Massachusetts program aligns closely with the objectives for the math subtest of the General Curriculum MTEL, the questions in the diagnostic assessments were specifically designed for diagnostic purposes and therefore are primarily procedural and assess one skill at a time. In contrast, MTEL questions typically involve more multi-skill and conceptual questions (including an open response) selected to measure integrated and deeper understanding. This program is not a practice MTEL and should not be viewed as such.
More information on using MyMathTest can be found in the Support section, and online help is always available from the help icon on MyMathTest pages.