Program Scenarios

MyMathTest is a flexible tool that your math department can take advantage of in several ways. The following scenarios illustrate some of the ways MyMathTest can be used to help your students refresh their knowledge, develop their skills or be accurately placed in the correct course.

Your department can set up a refresher program to provide a quick and easy-to-use resource for students who need to review concepts but don't need to take a full course. Refresher programs are ideal for students who have already learned the material but need to brush up before taking any math course. MyMathTest includes concepts from basic math through calculus.

Our sample shows how a refresher program might be designed. Students take pretests and their results populate their individual Study Plans, showing the concepts that they need to review. Students then work in their Study Plans to refresh their knowledge.

In our sample program, each pretest (except the first) requires a prerequisite score of 80% on the previous pretest, ensuring that students achieve mastery of the concepts. (Prerequisites and mastery are determined by your program manager.) The following flowchart shows how the sample program helps students refresh their knowledge.

Flowchart

Depending on how you organize your placement program, students may be allowed to improve their placement recommendation by working in their Study Plan prior to or in conjunction with taking the placement tests. This option helps students just beginning their college math studies.

Our two sample programs assess students' knowledge in Developmental Math and in Precalculus. We assume that students have taken a standardized placement test (such as COMPASS) and have been placed into a math course based on those results. In our sample MyMathTest programs, students start with the lowest-level test to ensure that they have mastered the required prerequisite knowledge. Our sample programs allow students to take each test twice; students who score 80% or higher advance to the next test. After two attempts, if students can't achieve an 80% score, they would be enrolled in the math class for that level. (The number of attempts, prerequisites, and mastery would be determined by your program manager.)

Developmental Math Diagnostic Program Flowchart Precalculus Diagnostic Program Flowchart

Your department or college assessment department can set up a test preparation program for students at all levels from basic math through calculus. You can make MyMathTest available to students before they take the standardized placement test as part of your college's entrance process. Programs could also be made available to students who need a resource to study for the math portion of standardized tests such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT.

Your department or testing specialist can set up programs with tests that model the national standardized assessment tests used at your campus (such as COMPASS, ACT, ACCUPLACER, CPT, or THEA). Students self-select the appropriate test and then work on their own in their individualized Study Plan to improve their skills and understanding of concepts prior to taking their standardized placement test.

The Mathematical Preparation for Elementary Teachers program within MyMathTest can be used by K-12 schools and administrators who would like to set up a course for their school's teachers to use to brush up on math skills. Teachers can either take practice tests, see their results, and practice the concepts they still need help with or simply review the skills they need directly from the study plan.

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 design tests that assess students' skills, selecting the questions from an online testbank. After you have chosen and previewed the questions, you can view the test as it will appear to students. In addition, you can have a wide range of options for your test. You can set limits on the number of attempts at the test, 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 test 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. You can also set up placement recommendations and/or email your students with a personalized message based on their test scores.

As an instructor or administrator, if your students are preparing for the math subtest of the Massachusetts General Curriculum MTEL exam, you can use the customized MA program available within MyMathTest. When creating your program, be sure to choose the option for "create a preloaded program" and select the Mathematics Preparation for Elementary Teachers testbank. Then give students your Program ID. Contact your Pearson rep for details on our customized MA program.

Students who would like to study on their own for the Massachusetts General Curriculum MTEL exam can purchase access to MyMathTest then go to MyMathTest.com, login, and enroll the program entitled, A Diagnostic Tool for Elementary Teachers. View student enrollment instructions for this program (PDF).

Learn more about using MyMathTest as a preparation tool for state licensure exams (PDF).

As an instructor or administrator, if your students are preparing for the math subtest of the Massachusetts General Curriculum MTEL exam, you can use the customized MA program available within MyMathTest. When creating your program, be sure to choose the option for "create a preloaded program" and select the Mathematics Preparation for Elementary Teachers testbank. Then give students your Program ID. Contact your Pearson rep for details on our customized MA program.

Students who would like to study on their own for the Massachusetts General Curriculum MTEL exam can purchase access to MyMathTest then go to www.mymathtest.com, sign in, and enroll the program entitled, "A Diagnostic Tool for Elementary Teachers." Download student enrollment instructions for this program (PDF).