Maple T.A. - Online Testing and Assessment System for STEM Courses - Maplesoft
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Maple T.A.
Online Testing & Assessment  System for STEM Courses

Truly assess student understanding of
math-based concepts.

Take advantage of automated testing in your STEM courses!

Free yourself from the cost and effort of paper-and-pencil assessment, while still asking exactly the questions you want to ask, even in your mathematics-based courses! Maple T.A. is a powerful online testing and assessment system designed especially for courses involving mathematics. Its unparalleled abilities allow instructors to truly assess student understanding of math-based concepts, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. With Maple T.A. you can:

  • Ask the questions you want to ask, and have them graded intelligently, the same way you would

  • Provide instant feedback to your students

  • Give your students lots of opportunities to practice without adding to your workload

  • Limit cheating while encouraging productive collaboration

  • Spend less time marking and more time on other aspects of the course

  • Offer as many assignments as you feel your students need, without being limited by teaching assistant availability

  • Identify and correct conceptual misunderstandings immediately

  • Eliminate logistical problems, from lost assignments to "grading parties" and the nightmare of arranging large-scale placement testing
Top 10 Reasons You Need Maple T.A.

Designed especially for courses involving mathematics

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses have their own requirements when it comes to automated assessment, and Maple T.A. was designed specifically to meet those needs. Offering standard math notation, sophisticated plotting, free-response math questions, intelligent grading of responses, and more, Maple T.A. provides everything you need to take full advantage of automated assessment in your math-based courses.

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Integrates with your technology

Maple T.A. can be integrated into your existing course infrastructure and accessed from any web-enabled device, so you can offer a natural, seamless experience for your students. Maple T.A. is compatible with virtually any course management or learning management system, including Blackboard®, Canvas, Moodle™, Brightspace™, and more.


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Puts you in control of your testing content

Maple T.A. is the system of choice for those who want full control over their testing content. Whether you want to customize some of the tens of thousands of freely available questions or create your own, Maple T.A. provides the most comprehensive, easiest-to-use authoring tools available for STEM-based content.

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Recorded Webinar:
Automated Testing for STEM Education: An Introduction to Maple T.A.

This webinar demonstrates the key features of Maple T.A. from both the instructor and student viewpoint

Designed for Math-Based Assessment

  • Full support for standard math notation
  • Free-response and open-ended questions
  • Intelligent grading of mathematical responses, just like you would do yourself
    • Respects mathematical equivalence, when appropriate. For example, if the correct answer is , Maple T.A. will also accept Correct Answer , and if the answer is Correct Answer, Maple T.A. will also accept Correct Answer .
    • Handles questions with infinitely many correct answers, such as “Give an example of a function that has a maximum at x = 0,” “List three composite numbers that have no factors in common,” or “Give an example of an invertible matrix.”
  • Sophisticated visualization tools
  • Access to the mathematical power of Maple, supporting virtually any area of mathematics

Maple T.A. Question Content

Tens of thousands of questions are available for you to use and customize within your Maple T.A. implementation. Content is available within the Maple T.A. Cloud for subjects such as calculus, precalculus, algebra, differential equations, linear algebra, physics, chemistry, engineering, statistics and economics. In addition, Maplesoft offers pre-packaged sets of question content that has been developed in partnership with prestigious organizations and school systems.

The Mobius Project
New features in Maple T.A. 2016
Learn about major enhancements for content authors, and more!

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Looking for an alternative to Compass?
You've probably heard that ACT is discontinuing the Compass placement testing product line. The Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite provides an alternative to Compass users for mathematics placement testing.