Research and Resources
There are a variety of technology-enhanced (TE) questions used on the MCA. One type of TE question is called multiple-response (MR). In this type of question the student is expected to select more than one answer option.
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The Optional Local Purpose Assessment (OLPA) will be administered this school year for the last time. The testing window opens on Monday, October 17th, 2016, and closes on Friday, February 10th, 2017. Talk to your School Assessment Coordinator or District Assessment Coordinator to see if your school is administering OLPA. The OLPA math test is […]
Over the summer I rediscovered the book Accessible Mathematics: 10 Instructional Shifts that Raise Student Achievement by Steven Leinwand. The lens is pointed to “engage, and focus on understanding and application.” (p.2) In this time of heightened awareness and action to engage all students and to be culturally responsive in our classrooms, it makes sense to integrate Leinwand’s shifts.
All responses to fill in the blank (FIB) items are reviewed by a computer program/algorithm as well as math specialists. Over the years, similar mistakes have been noted on the MCA across items and grades.