MDTP Written Response Items

MDTP Written Response Items have been developed and field-tested by the CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) with a primary objective to help improve students' ability to reason, think, and communicate effectively about mathematics.


There are three components for each written response item:

  1. The Problem 
  2. The Essence Statement that describes the nature of the solutions to the problem. 
  3. The Rubric elaborates our interpretation of the specific problem.


If you would like access to MDTP Written Response Items complete the Google Form in the link below and a MDTP staff member will contact you directly with access.

Written Response Order Form


Download complete information on Effective and Appropriate Uses of the MDTP Assessment System for assessment planning and professional training.