Diagnostic Assessment

One of the effective ways of assessing learning

Authored by: Sunday Obi , Marty Sapp

The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415675581
eBook ISBN: 9780203809402
Adobe ISBN: 9781136675096

10.4324/9780203809402.ch15

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Abstract

Assessment is a process of collecting information about individuals or groups for the purpose of making decisions. In education, assessment ordinarily refers to testing, interviewing, and observing students. Assessment serves various purposes, including screening (quick measures to determine who may need further assessment), diagnosis (measures to identify specific problems), progress monitoring (frequent measures to help guide instruction), and outcomes measures (assessments to determine the effectiveness of educational programming).

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