Marcia Kastner is available to give presentations on math testing that are based on her book "TESTING THE TEST:  How to Recognize When Math Tests Are Flawed, How to Fix Them, Why We Should Care."  Presentations include:

  • Examples of flawed math test questions and how to fix them
  • Suggestions on how to improve math test scores
  • Question-and-answer session


Here is what Principal Uretsky of Tucker Elementary School in Milton, Massachusetts, said about Marcia Kastner's presentation to her teachers:

"Marcia Kastner's presentation about math testing to the teachers at my school was tremendously useful.  She described—with practical examples drawn from her wide experience as former MCAS [Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System] math lead—how to ensure that math tests provide accurate information about what students know and then to use that information to help improve instruction and raise student test scores.  I highly recommend her presentation to other schools."

Past and Upcoming Presentations:

  • January 11, 2010:  Tucker Elementary School, Milton, MA
  • December 1, 2010:  St. Mark's School, Southborough, MA
  • February 11, 2011:  Boston University, Boston, MA
  • March 3, 2011:  MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • March 30, 2011:  ATMIM Conference (Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts), Marlborough, MA
  • June 7, 2011:  Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, MA
  • November 10, 2011:  ATMNE Conference (Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England), Warwick, RI (Click on link to see presentation.)
  • February 29, 2012:  Brighton High School, Boston, MA
  • April 27, 2012:  NCTM Conference (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), Philadelphia, PA
  • March 23, 2013:  ATMIM Conference, Marlborough, MA

  »  To contact Marcia Kastner for information about scheduling a presentation, please click here.