Administering or Giving a Math Test

Administering a math measure is the same as if the student were taking a regular classroom test. There is no training, videos, or special instructions needed for administering them. A test is handed out or administered online, and the student reads the questions and selects the best or correct answer. The math tests are not timed.

We don't have a script for administering our tests. Students just start taking the test as if they were completing a hard copy, it's just read the question and answer the question or solve the problem. However, if you prefer to give an introduction to the test here's what you might say: "You are going to be taking a math test on the computer. Some of the questions you will probably figure out fairly quickly. Others may be harder for you. Please try your hardest on each of the questions. You can use scratch paper to work out the answers if you would like. If there is a word on the test that you don't know how to read, you can ask me to read it for you, but I won't be able to tell you what anything means on the test or to explain to you how to figure out any of the math problems. Just try your hardest on each of the problems."

We do have some recommendations for taking these tests. For math tests, teachers are allowed to read a question to a student. And by reading we mean just the reading of the question and answer choices, word for word, with no definition, explanation or emphasis of any words or answer choices as demonstrated by voice inflections and/or intonation. Also, we do not recommend the use of a calculator unless a student's IEP stipulates it as an accommodation but scratch paper is allowed (and is not considered an accommodation).

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