**Description**: This is an abstract for the **Math Equation Editor or MEE for New Item Bank**, an online testing tool that can be enabled for students when taking an assessment online.

**Purpose**: Provides an explanation of how the MEE works, student view, and different variations of the tool.

**Navigation**: *Assessments > View Assessments > 'Title of Assessment' > Administration > Online Testing > Test in Portal > Tool Settings > Math Equation Editor*

## Supported Assessment Types

- When
**Creating a New Item Bank Assessment**,**Math Equation Response**items will**automatically** - When creating
**Flexible Assessments**, the MEE is available for Constructed Response questions types and can be**enabled**in**Online Testing Tools.**

## Math Equation Editor (MEE) Tool Review

There are twelve MEE options when adding the Math Equation Editor to an assessment administration:

**Numeric - Non-Negative Integers****Numeric - Integers****Numeric - Decimals****Numeric - Fractions**-
**Grades 1-2:**includes digits, the four basic operators, the equal sign, and the decimal place. -
**Grades 3-5:**adds the greater than and less than signs, fraction and mixed number buttons,*x,*long division notation, and exponents. -
**Grades 6-7:**adds the multiplication dot operator, “greater than or equal to” and “less than or equal to” signs, the plus-minus sign, radicals, pi, parentheses, and absolute value. -
**Grades 8-HS:**adds the percent sign, subscript notation, theta, the not-equal-to sign, the degree sign, square brackets, and sin/cos/tan. It also removes the dedicated mixed number button. (mixed numbers can still be entered, using the fraction button.) -
**Geometry:**provides a variety of notation commonly used in geometry, including symbols for angle, triangle, parallel, perpendicular, congruent and not congruent, and similar and not similar; overline notation for writing the names of segments, rays, and lines; overarc notation; the six major trig functions; and the prime and double prime symbols. -
**Advanced Algebra:**is similar to “Grade 8HS”, but provides buttons for logarithms and the constants i and e. -
**Statistics: S**imilar to “Grade 8HS”, but provides buttons for mu, x bar and y bar, and upper and lower case sigma. (Summation notation is not supported, however.) -
**Item Authoring:**editor is intended primarily for those who are writing items, although it can be used in student-facing contexts if desired. It excludes all characters that are available on standard keyboards, such as digits and the plus and equal signs, but otherwise provides access to all notation and symbols used on all of the other editors, plus a few additional symbols: the proportionality symbol, a square, infinity, the “therefore” symbol, and several different arrows.

**MEE Tool:**

- The MEE tool can be added to New Item Bank and Flexible assessment.
- Math Equation Response items will automatically
- MEE's are supported for item types: Math equation Response and Constructed Response.
- When enabled as an online tool, the toolbar will display a button to use the MEE. When selected, it will display a modal for the student.
- When the modal is launched, students can enter their answer using the modal or their numeric keyboard.

The Math Equation Editor supports varios “keyboard shortcuts”, such as:

- The forward slash key "/" will create a fraction.
- The caret key "^" will create an exponent.

## Enabling the Math Equation Editor (MEE) for New Itembank Assessments

- The MEE will
**automatically**be enabled for**Math Equation Response**items. - The MEE can be enabled for New Item Bank assessments with
**Constructed Response**items in Item Settings.

## Enabling the Math Equation Editor (MEE) for Flexible Assessments

- The MEE can be enabled for Flexible assessments in
**Online testing - Tool Settings**.

## Student Portal View

- Students will select the
**space**to enter the answer. - The
**Math Equation Editor modal**selected during item creation - Students enter their answer by selecting options on the
**modal**or input from their physical keyboard.

Answers and scores are auto saved as entered or when a student moves to the next question.