Diagnostic assessment is one of the three main forms of assessment we use. It is critical element of good teaching practice as it values past learning and lets us work out where our students are as we continue the learning journey.
Diagnostic assessment is used at the start of a unit of learning and frequently at the start of a class, where the teacher uses it to establish what theirs students have learnt and retained from previous classes. It can be as simple as a question and answer session or more structured using tools like Google forms which will collate and record the students responses and provide the instructor with a summary of the class’s responses.
This starter sheet looks at using Google forms as a tools to develop, deploy and collate diagnostic assessments.
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