Diagnosing the need is a common practice in different
professions. Based on the diagnosis, the next steps are identified. Teachers
conduct diagnostic assessments to understand what the student needs are and
plan the lessons accordingly.
you for embarking on this journey. For an effective learning experience, please
switch off any notifications, use a notebook to write down your learning and
questions as you take the course.This course is about Diagnostic Assessments,
the need for it, its uses and limitations. You will also learn how to create
Diagnostic Assessments through this course.
consists of 5 sections.
1- Reflect on the current understanding on Diagnostic Assessments and explore
the need for Diagnostic Assessments
2- Explore the characteristics of Diagnostic Assessments, its uses and
3- Explore the steps to create Diagnostic Assessments and create one
4- Different ways to share learning and best practices
Create or obtain standards- aligned diagnostic, formative and summative
assessments (with tracking and grading systems) to determine where students are
against big goals.
After a cycle of data collection, reflection and learning, adjust course (of
big goals, investment strategies, planning,execution and/or relentlessness) as
necessary to maximize effectiveness
Understanding of the different assessment methods and tools.
Ability to select/ modify and implement an assessment, considering the
assessment objectives and the classroom context.
Ability to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze assessment data.
Ability to create and implement an assessment, considering the assessment
objectives and the classroom context.