Diagnostic Assessment Video

What Number is Below the Arrow?

This video clip provides an example of a teacher and student engaging in the diagnostic assessment. As you view the clip, consider the following questions:

  • What is the teacher learning about the student’s mathematical understanding?
  • If you were this child’s teacher, how would you use this information to change your instruction?
  • What are the benefits of conducting such an interview?
  • How will you organize and schedule opportunities to conduct diagnostic assessments? Which of your students are first priorities for the interviews?

What Number is Below the Arrow? (5:17 min)

This clip shows a student responding to three assessment items.

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