Math assessment programs are a must-have for teachers and students. They can help teachers identify areas where students need improvement and they can also help students track their progress. There are many different math assessment programs out there, so it’s important to choose one that best meets your needs. At NTN, we build our solutions from teacher feedback. Here are some of the top features teachers told us they are looking for:

  • Standards-Based: Assessment questions need to be state standards aligned, with a focus on measuring all parts of the standard versus forcing students to utilize a specific strategy.
  • Identifies common misconceptions: It’s important to understand misconceptions in math assessments because it can help teachers to target instruction to the student misunderstanding rather than reteaching the entire standard
  • Curriculum alignment: The resource should be easy to align to any adopted curriculum.
  • Flexibility: The math assessment program should offer the capability to be used in various assessment formats, such as formative, summative or benchmark scenarios. It should also provide the teacher with the ability to determine who to assess (whole class or small group) based on instructional needs.
  • Real-time feedback: Providing students with real-time feedback can help students identify areas where they need improvement.
  • Real-Time Data: The math assessment program should auto-collect standards-based data on student performance. The data should be formatted in various ways that are easy to read and analyze to drive instructional plans.
  • Ease of use: The math assessment program should be easy to use for both teachers and students. This will ensure that the program is used effectively and that students are not frustrated by the process of taking assessments.
  • Practice online test taking: Given the increased use of online testing, it is imperative students have regular practice using similar virtual math engagement tools. This will allow the assessment to measure student understanding of the “math”, mitigating errors due to technology use.
  • Ease of purchase: Acquiring new resources can be an expensive and lengthy process. A tool should be affordable, accessible and quick to gain access to.

By choosing a math assessment program with these features, teachers can ensure that they are getting the most out of their assessments. The program can help them identify areas where students need improvement, track student progress, and make informed instructional decisions.

NTN is a team of educators that have a passion for supporting students and teachers in mathematics. Have a feature we missed? Interested in an assessment program with the above features? We’d love to hear from you!

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