This is the next starter sheet in the assessment series. This is slightly more specialized in terms of the software being used, but the principles being applied are the same no matter what the testing tool is.
Diagnostic testing is looking backwards to plan forwards. It can also include a snapshot of the understanding of the new unit of learning, in other words what to the students actually know about this topic, unit or concept.
The process of developing a diagnostic test will include:
- Identifying the assumed knowledge that is critical to the students learning.
- Identifying a range of aspects of the new unit that could be examined. Ideally these should be the basic elements.
- Decide on a suitable assessment method – Multiple choice questions are good for lower order thinking i.e. remember and understanding
Ask yourself the questions -
- What does this question or task show?
- Does this identify prior learning, or existing knowledge?
- How will it help me to adapt and change my program of learning?
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