Although they can bring up feelings of nervousness and anxiety, math assessments aren’t used to intimidate students – they are there to help students get closer to math excellence. Without them, how can one truly tell if their math skills are improving? How can we know if students are effectively absorbing the material taught?
Research has shown that, after a week or more of studying, students are more likely to perform worse on major assessments due to retaining less information as time goes on. On the other hand, a study had shown that students, who had frequent yet small assessments before a big test, remembered 60% of the materials taught compared to those who didn’t and, as a result, only remembered 40%.
1. Math assessments motivate students to further improve their math skills
Math assessments determine a student’s weaknesses in math, helping them tackle such weaknesses to turn them into strengths. Assessments provide students with concrete learning goals, helping them find meaning and confidence as they gain guidance on what to learn and improve.
2. Teachers use math assessments to help teach the subject better
3. Math assessments help parents understand their child’s progress in math class
Math assessments are arguably one of the most effective tools in education, as it help determine if students are successfully learning math and retaining the knowledge taught in class. We at MathProject utilize math assessments to identify any learning gaps in our students’ math education, using the results to customize their learning plans to strengthen their math skills and confidence. Book a free assessment for your child by calling +1 844-628-4243 – we’ll help with any inquiries and provide valuable information regarding the MathProject, including fees! For more information on MathProject’s math tutoring programs in Katy, Richmond, Cypress, Sugar Land, Missouri City and/or Hillcroft, visit ‘Our Programs’ page.
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