How to Contribute!

Interested in contributing to the Better Assessments project? Do this:

Step 1 (The Background)

Read the background (here and here).

Step 2 (The Assessment)

There are three ways to play:

  • Create an assessment you don’t hate (or select one you’ve already created).
  • Share an assessment you do hate (we’ll help you revamp it).
  • If you’ve already revamped one of your assessments and are pleased with the results, share the “before-and-after” versions.

Step 3 (The Commentary)

Write some commentary about the assessment. Provide whatever context and information you think would be helpful to those who will read and discuss your assessment.

Step 4 (The Sharing)

Complete this form.

If you have any trouble with the Assessment Link and Commentary Link, feel free to skip those steps and just email me the relevant documents (mjfenton at gmail dot com).


Hit me up with questions on Twitter (@mjfenton) or by email.


One thought on “How to Contribute!

  1. Help us promote math education with the Math Video Challenge!

    As a proponent of math education in the United States, we need your help to promote our nationwide math competition by blogging or posting about it on your blog/forum.

    As you probably already know, despite the fact that the US spends the most money on education per capita, our students are ranked 25th globally for math proficiency. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving that statistic. MATHCOUNTS’ third annual “ Math Video Challenge” is a math competition for 6th to 8th graders that encourages student innovation as they create and star in their own math videos, thus exciting them to pursue higher education in math.

    As the webmaster of Better Assessments, we are asking you to help support this effort by mentioning us in your next blog or forum post or promoting our logo with a link to the site. So far this contest has gathered over 500
    submissions and millions of views on the videos. Our goal this year is this year is to do even better. With your help, we are confident we will reach this goal.

    For more information on MATHCOUNTS or the Math Video Challenge, visit our webpages at and


    Jake Byrnes

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