Year 7 Assess Diagnostic Quizzes

Year 7 Assess Diagnostic Quizzes

"Really delighted with the content"  Marianne Good, Gosforth Central Middle School

Formative assessment can improve teaching and learning - but needs fast and accurate information about student understanding. Tests tell you only what students 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 Quizzes use original, carefully designed multiple questions. 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). 

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Mastery & Reassess Diagnostic Quizzes The quizzes reveal whether students have grasped the concept (so you can move on) or whether the struggled with a part of it (so need a re-think). The multiple choice quizzes are also designed to flag up specific misconceptions. 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

✔ Acquire and Apply questions

✔ Student self-assessment

✔ Reveals misconceptions

✔ Download in pdf format

£229.00

The Pack covers year 7 unit of our 5-year plan, with quizzes for each of 25 concepts:

  • Cells : Cell structure, Specialised cells
  • Contact forces: Balanced & unbalanced, Friction, Density
  • Substances & particles: Particle model, Mixtures, Solutions
  • Reproduction: Sexual & asexual, Menstrual cycle, Embryo development
  • Interdependence: Feeding relationships, Competition, Abiotic & biotic factors
  • Changing substances: Chemical & physical, pH scale, Neutralisation
  • Gravity: Weight, Gravitational force, Solar system
  • Energy transfers: Energy model, Wasted energy, Heat & temperature
  • Electric circuits: Electric current, Resistance
Part A The first 4 units, containing quizzes on these 11 concepts have been published: 
  • Cells : Cell structure, Specialised cells
  • Contact forces: Balanced & unbalanced, Friction, Density
  • Substances & particles: Particle model, Mixtures, Solutions
  • Reproduction: Sexual & asexual, Menstrual cycle, Embryo development
Part B The remaining 5 units, containing quizzes on these 14 concepts are published between December 2018-February 2019. 
  • Interdependence: Feeding relationships, Competition, Abiotic & biotic factors
  • Changing substances: Chemical & physical, pH scale, Neutralisation
  • 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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Once payment is received, we will send you details for how to download the digital resources and a teachers guide. We also offer online support in implementing the mastery learning system. Unfortunately, we do not accept payment after delivery. This allows us to minimise administration and pass the savings on to our customers. You will be given details for each payment method during checkout. 

The Government’s Educational Endowment Fund (EEF) concluded that Mastery is one of the few strategies where there is evidence that it can close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and others. Mastery on average can produce an extra 5 months of learning gains every year. Mastery revolves around giving students accurate learning feedback  - the top strategy on the list.

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Helps my department to move y7 & 8 teaching and learning more towards a style that emphasises wha...

I have already planned out a Y7 & 8 teaching order and so am selecting Mastery topics and inserting parts from them into these topics when groups meet them. At first I have used Diagnostic and re-assessment quizzes as routine elements of reviews of topics. Students notice that they have to pause to consider which of the mulitple choice responses is best and I appreciate the way that feedback grids offer reasons why the best answer is deemed best as well as why the weaker ones are deemed weaker. Other activities (Acquire and Exploration slideshows) are increasingly offered as alternative lesson structures to the ones previously planned, the overall effect being to shift the tone of 'normal' teaching and learning towards one in which working with ideas takes a more prominent role than defining ideas. I am finding that pupils may take longer to get into these slightly more demanding types of task (some pre-thinking is required to appreciate what new response the task is asking for). However, the outcome meets both the need to encounter and understand a basic idea and the more challenging need to give pupils practice in constructing more flexible and useful ways to deploy these ideas.

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Balanced and unbalanced forces

An excellent resource which challenges pupils to think for themselves. It promotes learning autonomy and deeper thinking. A pleasure to use.

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J.T.
Detect, Recall and Solve

This book is a useful way to get students to think about problems in an orderly way, using a three-step "Detect, Recall and Solve" system. The benefits of the method may not be immediately obvious to students, who are likely to rush to an answer, but persistence in following the steps should help students as soon as the solutions become less obvious (in the Mixed-Up questions section). There could be a case for adding a fourth step that involves identifying the information given, rather than just detecting the nature of the problem, but this refinement doesn't detract from the basic method. The questions themselves are nicely pitched towards GCSE-type problems rather than easier KS3 content although there is some simplification to make topics more accessible. This is a great resource to have available but be aware that there is less chemistry content than physics and biology.

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forces

was easy to read - great for ELL students and got the information needed to the students easily

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Feedback and intervention

I and the department are very impressed with the design and the specific feedback and intervention activities for students.

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M.G.
Dramatic increase in learning

Really delighted with the content! My headteacher observed me doing my first rethink session. She was absolutely delighted with the learning she saw taking place and is supportive of us investing in it. Much of the success of the mastery for all assessment has been in the bespoke response to the misconceptions so clearly pinpointed by the diagnostic test. The tasks quickly and effectively address these misconceptions and the extend tasks are a fabulous way to take most able pupils to a greater depth in the learning. The dramatic increase in the marks between the diagnostic and the retest are testament to the success of the reteaching interventions.