Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP)

MDTP is an intersegmental statewide project funded by the California State University, University of California and The California Academic Partnership Program. The program develops, distributes, scores, and reports the results of tests that measure student readiness for mathematics courses ranging from pre-algebra to calculus.

MDTP Goals

  • Helps California’s teachers better prepare students for future study in mathematics
  • Identifies topics and skills needed for success in mathematics, and
  • Brings secondary, college, and university faculty together for cooperative discussions about mathematics education 

MDTP Online Testing Platform

MDTP is excited to announce the rollout of our new free online testing platforms for MDTP Placement and Readiness exams. Click here for a link to our new online testing registration form.

NEW Released Tests:

MDTP released final versions of the Integrated Second Year Readiness and Integrated Third Year Readiness Tests after successful field testing.

  • Integrated Second Year Readiness - assesses essential topics needed for success in a high school California Common Core State Standards second-year integrated mathematics course.
  • Integrated Third Year Readiness - assesses essential topics needed for success in a high school California Common Core State Standards third-year integrated mathematics course.

To order our new tests please click the following link to access the online and paper test order forms.

MDTP Field Tests

MDTP is excited to announce two field tests that are available online and on paper.

  • Geometry Readiness Field Test -assesses essential topics needed for success in a geometry class aligned to California Common Core State Standards and includes concepts studied in CCSS-aligned first-year algebra. 
  • Second Year Algebra Readiness Field Test - assesses essential topics needed for success in a second-year algebra class aligned to California Common Core State Standards and includes concepts studied in CCSS-aligned geometry and first-year algebra. 

Middle School Field Test

MDTP announces the development of the Middle School Field Test designed as the first MDTP diagnostic assessment for students entering middle school. The Middle School Field test is available now. For more information please e-mail mdtp@ucsd.edu.