Diagnostic Assessments 1 (Year 7)
"Really delighted with the content - exactly what I had pictured!" Marianne Good, Gostforth Central Middle School
Published on 20th May
Formative assessment can improve teaching and learning - but needs fast and accurate information about student understanding. Tests tell you only what student remember - you need to know if there were specific concepts students struggled with. And whether they can 'apply' knowledge to unfamiliar situations - the yardstick of understanding at GCSE.
The Diagnostic Assessments pack does all this, using original, carefully designed multiple question quizzes. In 10-15 minutes, you can conduct the quiz, and have students review why they got answers wrong. Pack 1 covers the 25 key concepts in a typical year 7 course (11-12 year olds).
Download sample material (2.5 MB, from earlier version of the pack)
Concept & Reassess quizzes There are two quizzes per concept - so you test once, give students extra learning opportunities, and then re-assess to see if they got it - mastery learning in action. Each quiz is short, targeting one concept with 6 questions: 4 Know and 2 Apply. The questions are deliberately designed to reveal misconceptions and partial understanding so you can see which students need more learning.
Student self-assessment The quizzes come with clear feedback - full explanations of why the correct answers are right and why the others are wrong.
✔ 25 concept quizzes
✔ 25 re-assess Quizzes
✔ Know and Apply questions
✔ Student self-assessment
✔ Reveals misconceptions
✔ Download in Pdf and Word format
Cell: Cell structure, Specialised cells
Interdependence: Feeding relationships, Competition, Abiotic & biotic factors
Reproduction: Sexual & asexual, Menstrual cycle, Embryo development
Substances & particles: Particle model, Substances & mixtures, Solutions
Changing substances: Chemical & physical ,pH scale, Neutralisation
Contact forces: Balanced & unbalanced, Friction, Density
Gravity: Weight, Gravitational force, Solar system
Energy transfers: Energy model, Wasted energy, Heat & temperature
Electric circuits: Electric current, Resistance
We developed Mastery Science based on the research in mastery learning which indicates the need for accurate diagnostic information. See these links for more information:
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