BEFORE: Review questions for when you’ve collected your diagnostic assessment results from your learners


BEFORE (35)

Hopefully, you’ve been able to dip into this Collection and find or use the parts that are relevant to what you teach.

We’ve covered a lot of ground. Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve discussed in terms of diagnostic assessment:

  • Using the Assessment Tool for literacy and numeracy.
  • Using learner self-assessment to measure confidence.
  • Designing and using your own contextualised literacy and numeracy “mini” diagnostics that align with your own context and content.

In addition, we’ve also talked through a whole range of different examples of literacy and numeracy diagnostics. Some of these were contextualised and others were generic.

From here, we’ll leave it to you to finish off adapting or developing your diagnostic assessments and get on with using them with your learners

Once you’ve used your suite of diagnostic assessments with your learners, you’ll be able to collect the supporting evidence you need for this part of the course. Also, you’ll be able to answer these questions which are part of the template for Assessment 5.

Read through the review questions below. If you’ve already downloaded the template, you can write your responses directly into it.

Otherwise, you can download this worksheet with the questions and prompts if you want to take notes right now. The worksheet is not part of your assessed work.

Here are the questions you’ll need to answer when you’ve collected your diagnostic assessment results from your learners.

Tutor review questions

Did you design your contextualised assessments yourself or were they
already designed?

My contextualised assessments were designed by:
I used …

How did your assessment process deal with environmental and affective factors?

Here’s how I dealt with some of the factors I identified earlier. First, to try and prevent test anxiety I …
Another thing I did was …

What was your process for preparing the learners, venue and resources?

Here’s how I dealt with some of the factors I identified earlier. First, to try and prevent test anxiety I …

Also, with regards to preparing my learners, Another thing I did was …In terms of getting the venue ready, I …
As far as preparing the resources, …

Were there any organisational requirements you had to stick to?

Our policy when it comes to using the LNAAT is …

In my organisation when we assess students we have to make sure that …

How did you record the results?

Here’s how we record the LNAAT results. First, …
For recording the other assessment results, I …

How did you provide feedback on the assessments?

One of the things I did was …
I tried to make the results accessible to the learners by …
I tried to make the process meaningful to the learners by …

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