**Description**: This is an abstract for the **Math Equation Editor or MEE**, 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 an** ****Item Bank Assessments**, itembank items that are **Math Equation Response** will *automatically include* the Math Equation Editor as an online tool.

When creating a **Hybrid** or **Flexible Assessments**, the **Math Equation Editor **can be enabled in *Online Testing Tools** *and *available for Constructed Response* questions types only.

## MEE Tool Review

There are three MEE options when adding the math equation editor to the assessment administration:

- 3-5, 6-8, and high school
- Can be enabled for any assessment to be administered online, even if there are no Constructed Response type itembank items included
- When enabled, the toolbar on the Students Constructed Response box will display a button to use the MEE
- Once the MEE button is clicked it should display a modal for the student
- The modal will have a button to insert the equation into the item
- The equation will be inserted as an image as the student's answer
- MEE displays for both an itembank and flexible or hybrid assessment
- MEE will not appear on
*Explicit Constructed Response*items, only*Constructed Response*and*Constructed Response Advanced*

### Grades 3-5

The *Math Equation Editor* for Grades 3-5 includes basic tools as appropriate for the grade levels.

For itembank item types such as *Math Equation Response*, the Math Equation Editor will *automatically* be enabled as it applies to the item. This means the MEE will not be available for students to use on all questions, but rather on questions where it applies.

For Hybrid and Flexible Assessments, *Constructed Response *question types will add the MEE to the student's toolbar for the item. When selected, based on grade level, menu options will apear.

##### Student Portal View

- Students will select the
**Math Equation Editor icon**to open and submit their answers. - Using the editor, they will enter their answer.
- Based on grade level, additional equation menus may be selected.
- Students will select
**Save Equation**to save answers.

### Grades 6-8

The *Math Equation Editor* for Grades 6-8 includes tools such as:

- Basic
- Geometry
- Relations

For itembank item types such as *Math Equation Response*, the Math Equation Editor will *automatically* be enabled as it applies to the item. This means the MEE will not be available for students to use on all questions, but rather on questions where it applies.

For Hybrid and Flexible Assessments, *Constructed Response *question types will add the MEE to the student's toolbar for the item. When selected, based on grade level, menu options will appear.

### Grades 9-12/High School

The *Math Equation Editor* for Grades High School include available tools within **Scientific, Functions, or Basic**:

- Scientific
- Relations
- Geometry
- Groups
- Trigonometry
- Statistics
- Greek

For itembank item types such as *Math Equation Response*, the Math Equation Editor will *automatically* be enabled as it applies to the item. This means the MEE will not be available for students to use on all questions, but rather on questions where it applies.

For Hybrid and Flexible Assessments, *Constructed Response *question types will add the MEE to the student's toolbar for the item. When selected, based on grade level, menu options will appear.

The *Math Equation Editor* for Grades High School includes tools such as:

- Scientific
*default* - Relations
- Geometry
- Groups
- Trigonometry
- Statistics
- Greek

## Next Steps

Start enabling testing tools in your assessment by visiting **Online Testing for Teachers!**