BEFORE: What does it all mean? Understanding your learners’ diagnostic assessment results


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What do I do with the results of my learners’ diagnostic assessments?

Once you’ve marked your learners’ diagnostic, you need to tell us what it all means. We’ve made this easy in the template by asking a series of questions that you answer for each of your two learners.

If you follow the format and respond to the questions, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyse diagnostic assessment results in relation to key programme demands.
  • Summarise your learners’ key diagnostic results including identifying strengths and needs.
  • Describe implications for designing literacy and numeracy teaching and learning strategies.

Here are the questions. In Assessment template 5 you’ll see these questions twice. Once for learner A and once for Learner B.

In answering the questions in the template, you’ll also need to have a go at mapping your learners. The process is exactly the same as what you did in Assessment 3 apart from one difference. This time your focus is on what your learners know and can do (as opposed to the demands of the tasks or texts).

If you’re ready to write this up in the assessment template you should do it now.  If you’re not ready or you want to take some notes, you can read the questions below, or download them as a worksheet.

Learner Results

Assessment Tool score

What was their Reading or Starting points score and step?

Reading or Starting points score was:

According to the report, this learner is at step:

What was their Numeracy score and step?

Numeracy score was:  

According to the report, this learner is at step:  

Attitudes survey results

Can you summarise the results of the Reading attitudes self-assessment?

In terms of reading, this learner feels that …

Can you summarise the results of the Maths attitudes self-assessment?

In terms of maths and numeracy, this learner feels that …

Contextualised assessments

What was their score of the contextualised literacy diagnostic?

For the contextualised literacy diagnostic, their score was:  

I think this relates to roughly step:   

What was their score of the contextualised numeracy diagnostic?

For the contextualised numeracy diagnostic, their score was:  

I think this relates to roughly step:   

Mapping the learner

Map your learners against the relevant strands and progressions of the learning progressions.

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Strengths

Learner A’s main strengths seem to be …

For example, …

Needs

Learner A’s main needs seem to be …

For example, …

One big gap between what they know, and what they need to do is …

Another area where they might struggle is …

Implications for learning design

Based on the results of the diagnostic, there are several implications when it comes to designing my embedded literacy and numeracy teaching sessions. One implication for learning is …

When it comes to thinking about what strategies to use with these learners, I think that …

Based on these results, some specific areas to focus on for teaching could be …

Another thing that I need to make sure of when I design my embedded literacy and numeracy teaching sessions is …

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