Writing an Advanced Assessment can seem like a daunting task, especially when it is a math assessment. At Otus, we're here to help pave the way to becoming a math assessment pro! We have compiled a list of tips from both teachers that have used Otus in their math classrooms, and students that have taken math assessments using Otus.
Advice from Teachers
✅ When in doubt, use Math

✅ Showing work
If the answer involves students to explain their work, and needs the use of special symbols (ex. >, <, or the pi symbol…), use Math Essay with Rich Text
For other ideas on showing work, check out this resource!

✅ Scoring  Keep it Simple
Scoring Options: Exact Match vs. Partial Match per Response vs. Partial Match Penalty points
Not sure if you've set the correct answer?

Advice from Students
This is some useful feedback we’ve gotten from students that have taken math assessments in Otus!
✅ If the math keypad isn’t necessary, don’t use it.

✅ If there are special directions (such as “refer to your work page for the graph related to this question…”), make them in bold and in a different color.

✅ Provide a work page with designated workspace for each question, even if work isn’t needed for every question.

Otus Live Video
Click to see a video from our Otus Live series on how to test your autograding settings for math questions using item preview.
Click to see a video from our Otus Live series on how to test your autograding settings for math questions using item preview.