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Designing Diagnostic Assessments 

written by Pamela Kraus and Jim Minstrell

In this paper we describe the process of creating diagnostic assessments to assist teachers in formatively assessing their students.  The process begins with the learning targets and ends with the creation of web-delivered sets of questions designed to diagnose students' facets of thinking.  Early analysis from our first year of implementation indicates students are reading and thinking about the questions in their assignment.  In addition, we are finding that for certain topics students' facets of thinking are highly context dependent.

Published August 7, 2002
Last Modified March 30, 2009

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