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1 Online Math Assessment Using WAMAP David Lippman, Pierce College WAMAP webmaster IMathAS lead developer Transition Math Project Summer Institute August 23, 2006

2 What is WAMAP / IMathAS IMathAS: Internet Math Assessment System Web-based math assessment engine Web-based math assessment engine Algorithmically generated questions Algorithmically generated questions Computer grading of numerical and math expression questions Computer grading of numerical and math expression questions existing questions from arithmetic through calculus existing questions from arithmetic through calculus Accurate math and graph display Accurate math and graph display Light course management system features Light course management system features WAMAP: Washington Math Assessment & Placement Free IMathAS web hosting for Washington schools Free IMathAS web hosting for Washington schools Funded by TMP Funded by TMP

3 Uses For Courses: Homework Homework Quizzes Quizzes Tests Tests Take-home tests Take-home tests Practice tests Practice tests Beginning/end of quarter diagnostics Beginning/end of quarter diagnosticsOther: Diagnostic assessments Diagnostic assessments Placement testing Placement testing

4 Benefits Instant feedback Instant feedback Students can self-identify areas of weakness and do immediate additional practice or review Students can self-identify areas of weakness and do immediate additional practice or review Encourages students working together while discouraging cheating Encourages students working together while discouraging cheating

5 Student Demo Username: demo Password: demo Registration Registration Enrollment Enrollment Forums Forums Take Test Take Test Question Types Question Types

6 Diagnostic & Placement Customizations Pierce Diagnostic login Pierce Diagnostic loginwww.pierce.ctc.edu/dlippman/diag Pierce Placement login Pierce Placement loginwww.pierce.ctc.edu/dlippman/imathas/placement/placement.php

7 Feedback As we move to mandatory skills-based assessments for our below college-level courses, we will be able to easily administer, monitor, and assess how students are doing across the discipline and, if other schools participate, across multiple schools -David Whittaker Cascadia CC Cascadia CC

8 Instructor Demo Create new course Create new course Add text item w/ math & graphs Add text item w/ math & graphs Add assessment Add assessment Categorization Categorization Grade book Grade book List Students List Students Copy course items Copy course items Shift course dates Shift course dates

9 Comparisons Blackboard Blackboard iLrn, MyMathLab, etc. iLrn, MyMathLab, etc. Webassign Webassign Academic Systems Academic Systems

10 Primary Advantages Cost Cost Updates and improvements Updates and improvements Customization Customization


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