MDTP tests allow me to see what are the areas of strengths and weaknesses among my students. I give a test at the beginning of the year, and then I give another in the middle of the school year. This allows me to see if there is growth among the students. Also, this allows me to assess my own teaching to see if students have developed a better understanding on the concepts they struggled with initially.
The diagnostic reports and the student letters were excellent. The researchers who developed the tests vouched for the scientific reliability of the tests.
I like the ease of use and the alignment of common core standards. I think everyone at MDTP and Knowledge Tools is doing an excellent job with these assessment tests. Anytime I've had a question or a concern, someone has gotten back to me immediately!
I think it's important to participate in the testing program because it shows the teacher what I know and don't know. It also helps me understand what I don't know and what I need to work on for future assignments.